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Time of Violence (1988)

Vreme na nasilie (original title)
In the 17th century, a Bulgarian Christian region is selected by the Ottoman rulers to serve as an example of conversion to Islam. A Janissary who was kidnapped from the village as a boy is... See full summary »

Director:

Ludmil Staikov

Writers:

Georgi Danailov, Anton Donchev (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Max Freeman ... Momchil (as Momchil Karamitev)
Rousy Chanev Rousy Chanev ... The Priest, pop Aligorko
Ivan Krystev Ivan Krystev ... Manol
Anya Pencheva Anya Pencheva ... Sevda
Walter Toschi Walter Toschi ... Venetzianetza (as Valter Toski)
Vassil Mihajlov Vassil Mihajlov ... Syuleyman aga
Kalina Stefanova Kalina Stefanova ... Elitza
Iossif Surchadzhiev Iossif Surchadzhiev ... Karaibrahim
Konstantin Kotsev Konstantin Kotsev ... Karaibrahim's father dyado Galushko
Stoyko Peev Stoyko Peev ... Goran
Bogomil Simeonov Bogomil Simeonov ... Ismail bey
Djoko Rosic Djoko Rosic ... Karahasan
Velko Kynev Velko Kynev ... Velikiyat vezir
Stefka Berova Stefka Berova ... Gyulfie
Angel Ivanov Angel Ivanov ... Mircho
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Storyline

In the 17th century, a Bulgarian Christian region is selected by the Ottoman rulers to serve as an example of conversion to Islam. A Janissary who was kidnapped from the village as a boy is sent to force the reluctant inhabitants to convert. The Turkish governor seeks a peaceful solution, but ultimately torture, violence, and rebellion break out. Written by Peter Reiher

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Plot Keywords:

based on novel | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Bulgaria

Language:

Bulgarian

Release Date:

28 March 1988 (Bulgaria) See more »

Also Known As:

Time of Violence See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria

Company Credits

Production Co:

Boyana Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The official Bulgarian submission to the 1990 Oscars in the Best Foreign Language Film category. See more »

Goofs

When the Bulgarian people are facing the Ottoman army you can see two people wearing electronic watches. See more »

Alternate Versions

US Theatrical Premiere version ran approximately 165 minutes See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Way Back (2010) See more »

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Have we learned something from history?
6 February 2004 | by chernorizecSee all my reviews

This, shown also in Cannes (Un certain regard), film is about personal and group tragedy. It perplexes and unfolds, complicates and simplifies the main character's contradictory points of view.

It is a very intensive story about important historical events happened 3 centuries ago and barely known to people today. It also reveals forgotten personal values in modern life like honor, self-conscious, independence, deep love.

It is an epic film showing beautiful feelings weaved into a political and religious drama.

It is time of violence. Time of blood and vengeance. Time when life doesn't matter but only the last thing left: People's faith.


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