Glory

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Glory
Certificate12A
Year2016
DirectorKristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov
CountryBulgaria, Greece
Running Time1HR 41MINS
Extra InfoSubtitled
SeasonMain Programme

Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov’s follow-up to The Lesson is a darkly comic social satire about a humble man who gets unwillingly promoted, and ends up sacrificed.

Railway linesman Tsanko Petrov (Stefan Denolyubov) discovers millions of lev on the train tracks. When he reports the money rather than pocketing it, his co-workers label him the “fool of the nation,” but the Ministry of Transport—currently embroiled in a scandal—takes the opportunity to parade their new hero. Little do they know that Tsanko suffers from a debilitating stutter and might not be a PR person’s dream of an example of Bulgarian honesty and responsibility to parade on TV.

But  compared  to  the  intense  and  driven  Julia  Staikov  (Margita  Gosheva  from  The

Lesson), he’s an angel. When Julia removes his watch—a Russian-made Slava (Glory), inscribed and presented to him by his father—for the ceremony to present him with an improved digital model, it sets off a chain of events that threatens to bring down the Ministry thanks to a combination of corruption, irresponsibility and arrogance…