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A Dose of Happiness (2019)

The real story of the journalist Vesela Toteva (in the role is her daughter -Valentina Karoleva) searching for her own happiness during the dynamic and uncertain 90's in Bulgaria. A tale about drugs, fall, fear and redemption.

Director:

Yana Titova

Writers:

Yana Titova, Vesela Toteva (book)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Valentina Karoleva ... Vesela
Dimitar Nikolov Dimitar Nikolov ... Joro
Aleksandar Aleksiev ... Tony
Assen Blatechki Assen Blatechki ... Ivan
Lydia Indjova ... Bistra
Irmena Chichikova ... Krasi
Tsvetan Aleksiev Tsvetan Aleksiev ... Milen
Sofiya Borisova Sofiya Borisova ... Valya 8 y.o.
Stela Borisova Stela Borisova ... Valya 10 y.o.
Vasil Binev Vasil Binev ... The Father
Stoyan Doychev Stoyan Doychev ... Bear
Stefan Valdobrev ... Man in a wheelchair
Ilka Zafirova Ilka Zafirova ... Gerdjikova M.D.
Ivan Barnev ... Lenny
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aya Aleksiev Aya Aleksiev ... Valya 4 y.o.
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Storyline

During the 90's drugs become widely available in Bulgaria. A tale about searching for happiness, but finding hell, because Happiness as the Devil, has many faces. A love story changes her life upside down and at the same time destroys it. However, her family is always with her and helps her in difficult moments. Based on the book "Fall and Salvation: The Confession of a drug addict" (2016) by Vesela Toteva. She died unexpectedly on March 4th 2019. Written by whotheff

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Searching for happiness but finding hell. See more »

Genres:

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Country:

Bulgaria | UK

Language:

Bulgarian

Release Date:

8 November 2019 (Bulgaria) See more »

Also Known As:

Доза Щастие See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$160,328
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No Blink !, Reason8 Films See more »
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A real story...
13 November 2019 | by rashkovseoSee all my reviews

Great story. A real story of a real life told by her own daughter. She plays the story of her own mother. Really inspiring story.


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