THE GLORY OF BULGARIA
(Hristo Shopov as the Bulgarian agent)
ORIGINAL TITLE: Славата на България / Slavata na Balgaria (TV).
DIRECTED BY: Vasil Barkov.
MAIN CAST: Djoko Rosich, Hristo Shopov, Stoycho Mazgalov, Yordan Spirov, Nikolay Klisurov, Georgi Georgiev, Deyan Donkov and Blajo Nikolich.
PRODUCED BY: Andrey Altaparmakov.
WRITTEN BY: Vasil Barkov.
ORIGINAL MUSIC BY: Antoni Donchev.
RUNTIME: 30 minutes.
After many years away, Sherifa returns to his birthplace, a small place in the mountains, home of dozens of very old people.
Sherifa, an old man, drives an old red Mustang, a museum deserving piece his grandfather left him.
With this car Sherifa delivers food to his town bought from a nearby city along with other requests that the townspeople make. Furthermore, the Mustang is also used as a funeral car to take the deceased on their final trip to the cemetery.
Sherifa always had a dream: taking part in a vintage cars race.
One day, to make his dream finally come true, he leaves to the Big City, Sofia.
Once in the capital to register himself for the famous race known as ”The Glory of Bulgaria”, he meets a passionate Japanese man who collects classic cars. Through his competent Bulgarian trade agent (Hristo Shopov) Sherifa is offered a large amount of money for the valuable Mustang.
The agent arranges an appointment with Sherifa to explain the terms of sale, but the old man wants to keep his precious treasure, despite the agent’s insistence. Sherifa is only prepared to sell the Mustang if he wins the race.
On the day of the event, just before the race starts, the agent manages to get Sherifa, who is slightly suspicious as he can not read the clauses due to his age, to sign the agreement about the terms and conditions of the race.
When the race starts, the agent will ensure that none of the other participants will achieve victory.