[column size = '1/2']"A Foot Off the Ground" hits theaters on April 8. The director is Maxim Genchev. The action in the film takes place in the 50s of the last century, in the People's Republic of Bulgaria. A new commander and his family arrive at a dilapidated border outpost, formally guarding a sealed Nazi uranium mine. His son is only 10 years old, but he quickly adapts to the harsh military conditions, unlike his mother, who dreams of the luxury of city life. The lieutenant quickly established iron discipline, but the very next day, shocking killings began to take place in the outpost. The action takes place in a border outpost, where a communist lieutenant clashes with a political commander pretending to be Stalin. And while the gesheftar with a mustache, like the father of nations, took down foreign women, buying them overalls from the local choreographer, several soldiers were killed and a pentacle was placed in their wounds.. [/ column]
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His work won the approval of the first viewers, with good tempo, black humor, spectacular cinematography, Balkan self-irony, excellent actors. Most of them debut in the big cinema. Evgeni Budinov is the "disgusting", and in the role of little Mikhail, through whose eyes the intrigues and feelings pass, Simeon Filipov played little Levski in the previous film by Maxim Genchev. The cast also includes Tsvetomir Angelov, Desislava Chuturkova, Ivaylo Asparuhov, Matei Genchev, Tsvetomir Nechev, Zlatka Keremedchieva, Goran Ganchev. TV presenter Pavel Vladimirov appears as an episode, but it is completely authentic. The cameraman is Hristo Genkov, who has worked in over 40 American, French and Bulgarian films, including The Invincibles and Conan the Barbarian. The music is by Martin Lyubenov, who studied in Chicago and Vienna, where he graduated from the conservatory. His compositions are heard in "Mission London" and "Hash". The executive producer is Desislava Kovacheva. Producer - Zlatina Filipova, who for the first time in the history of Bulgarian cinema finances high-budget film productions entirely with personal funds.
The film was shot for 17 days in the Chukurovo mine, where everything is like a surreal landscape.
"There are authentic references from my childhood in the film. I grew up on the outposts because my father was a border officer. A saboteur, every time he passed with a cold weapon he killed a soldier and put the pentagram in his wound - says Maxim Genchev. I was 6 years old, younger than Simeon (the performer of the role), an unnatural life - imprinted in my mind. His peers, 60, now rule Bulgaria. In their minds is this kind of perception of the world. It happened to my father. In 10 days, 7 boys from his soldiers were killed and pitied him. The offender was killed accidentally. In a fight with him, my father was hanging from a rock. He shouts: I'm hanging on to a root, I started believing in God (it was a crime), until 3 in the morning, and when I look, I'm almost on the ground, but I didn't know. I tormented myself all night. This is where the philosophy of this existence is encoded. Grotesquely, our lives exist without knowing that the truth is very close. If you manage to step, to perceive the world real, adequate and react with confidence. To me, man is neither good nor bad. And the best, if you step on it, becomes a beast.
Maxim Genchev devoted his new film, "On the Span of the Earth," to his father. "He was a bright man with pure ideals," motivated the writer and director of the thriller, which brings the story back to the 50s of the last century.
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