Eastern Plays
Filmfest 2009

Two brothers who’ve lost all contact are suddenly brought together when they have opposite roles in a racist beating. George is 17 and in constant conflict with his parents. In an attempt to look more manly, he joins a skinhead gang. He hasn't seen his older brother Itzo for a while. Itzo is 38 and a sculptor. He is also a drug addict who's undergoing methadone treatment. The heroin dependency has driven him to despair and he resorts to alcohol. Itzo's girl friend, Niki, is a student majoring in acting. Young and naive, she's fallen for Itzo, and cannot imagine her life without her "the ultimate artist". Izil is in her late 20's, a Turkish girl from Istanbul. She and her parents are on their way to Berlin to visit her brother. After a long drive through Bulgaria, the family decides to spend the night in Sofia. The night turns into a nightmare. The family becomes the victim of a skinhead attack in which George is involved. Itzo happens to witness the attack and, in an attempt to defend the Turkish family, suffers a severe beating himself... Production Notes

tags: Feature film

Cast: Christo Christov, Ovanes Torosian, Saadet Isil Aksoy, Nikolina Yancheva, Ivan Nalbantov


Director: Kamen Kalev