The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 2008
  • Running time: 105 min
The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner is a 2008 Bulgarian drama film, co-produced with Slovenia, Germany and Hungary. Its original Bulgarian title is Светът е голям и спасение дебне отвсякъде (transliterated as Svetat e golyam i spasenie... read more

The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner is a 2008 Bulgarian drama film, co-produced with Slovenia, Germany and Hungary. Its original Bulgarian title is Светът е голям и спасение дебне отвсякъде (transliterated as Svetat e golyam i spasenie debne otvsyakade), literally meaning The World is Big and Salvation Prowls on All Sides. (correct - "... is Lurking from Everywhere.") The film is directed by Stefan Komandarev and stars Miki Manojlović, Carlo Ljubek, Hristo Mutafchiev and Ana Papadopulu. It is based on the eponymous autobiographic novel by Bulgarian-German writer Ilija Trojanow. The film has received generally favorable reviews from film critics and audiences around the world, having received more than 20 festival awards. On January 20, 2010 it was revealed that the film had been selected among the nine films that will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 82nd Academy Awards.

Original Release

03/14/2008

Cast

Carlo Ljubek Alex 'Sashko' Georgiev
Hristo Mutafchiev Vasil 'Vasko' Georgiev
Ana Papadopulu Yana Georgieva
Lyudmila Cheshmedzhieva Baba Sladka
Nikolai Urumov State Security Agent
Blagovest Mutafchiev Alex as a child
Vasil Vasilev-Zueka Ivo Chikagoto
Dorka Gryllus Maria
Heinz-Josef Braun Dr. Schreiber
Erden Alkan Turk
(see additional cast & crew)
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