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MARGARIT AND MARGARITA

(Hristo Shopov as Margarit)

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ORIGINAL TITLE: Маргарит и Маргарита / Margarit i Margarita.

Image YEAR: 1989.

DIRECTED BY: Nikolai Volev.

MAIN CAST: Hristo Shopov, Irini Jambona, Rashko Mladenov, Vasil Mihailov, Blagovest Arnaudov, Iliya Raev, Tania Shahova, Maia Tomova, Kina Dasheva, Elena Rainova, Stoyan Stoev, Marin Damianov, Reni Kitanova, Krasimir Rankov and Rumiana Parvanova.

PRODUCED BY: Ivan Petkov.

WRITTEN BY: Marin Damianov, Nikolai Volev and Alexander Tomov.

ORIGINAL MUSIC BY: Gheorghe Zamfir.

RUNTIME: 92 minutes.

COUNTRY: Bulgaria.

GENRE: Romance | Drama.

SYNOPSIS:

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Margarita attends her first class in a new school. When she enters the classroom Margarit (Hristo Shopov) offers her a seat, but she fell victim to a joke. The girl thinks that Margarit is to blame, so he confronts the real jokester to prove to his new classmate that he didn't do it.There is a fight between the students and Margarit is called in front of the school director, who does not accept Margarit's excuses. As punishment for the scandal, the director decides to shave Margarit's hair in front of the rest of the students in the schoolyard.

Margarit refuses to accept the decision and leaves school with Margarita. From this moment on they have a close relationship which leads to them falling in love with each other.

At the beginning it seems easy for the two of them as Margarita has the opportunity to learn national folk dances with Julian, a homosexual dance instructor, with the chance to become part of his dance group. Margarit is feeling jealous, and he is not the only one, as Julian also seems jealous although it is not clear of whom. Margarit, encouraged by Margarita, ends up confronting the instructor.

Later on, the girl catches the attention of Nerizanov, a despicable and powerful character, head of a political party, who takes advantage of Margarita.

This is when things will start to get complicated.

*NOTE: The film has been awarded the "Best Movie of the Year" in Bulgaria. However, its way to the premiere wasn’t easy. Censored by regime authorities, only in 1989 could it be shown, achieving great success and remaining one of the best-known Bulgarian films.


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