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Living off her pension, retired teacher Blaga is struggling to afford a gravesite for her recently departed husband. She teaches Bulgarian out of her apartment for some extra cash, but it doesn't amount to much, and her son, living abroad in the U.S., can't contribute much either. When she falls victim to a vicious phone scam and loses her life savings, Blaga's world is turned completely upside-down. Taking matters into her own hands, she tracks down the scammers and secures a gig as their getaway driver, ferrying cash to a drop point. Tensions rise as she must decide how far down the criminal rabbit-hole she's willing to go. Veteran Bulgarian filmmaker Stephan Komandarev brings gripping genre thrills to this social realist tale, featuring a memorizing performance from Eli Skorcheva as a woman pushed to the brink as her moral compass is tested. Winner, Best Film, Best Actress, 2023 Karlovy Vary Film Festival. DIR/SCR/PROD Stephan Komandarev; SCR Simeon Ventsislavov; PROD Katya Trichkova. Bulgaria/Germany, 2023, color, 114 min. In Bulgarian with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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