An accusatory portrait of communist Bulgaria. In 1980, Malin (Dontchev) is freed from a prison sentence for defending his mother from rape. Under her son's angry denunciation, the mother outlines the reasons for her apparent passivity - sexual assault, enforced marriage, an unlawful spell in a state mental institution. This sour, controversial tribute to Bulgaria's so-called 'lost generation' was among the first critical productions in post-1989 Bulgarian cinema, but, in the event, proved not to be the first swallow of spring. Such 'unattractive and inappropriate' subjects have not found favour with Bulgaria's new post-communist film producers. Interestingly scored by Kiril Donchev, who earlier worked on The Unknown Soldier's Patent Leather Shoes.
Cast and crew
Paraskeva Djukelova Plamena Getova Mikhail Dontchev Petar Popyordanov Mikhail Alexandrov Ani Vulchanova Plamen Serakov Veselin Vulkov Eleftery Elefterov