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by Victor Bojinov


The film explores the Bulgarian realities of the 1870s a few years before the war, that would liberate the country from the Ottoman occupation. Directed by Victor Bojinov and adapted by Neli Dimitrova, the story follows Gicho a young man in a revolutionary group led by Dimitar Obshti, a real-life revolutionary fighting against the Turks. After a successful train robbery Obshti entrust Gicho with a special mission: to deliver a letter to Vasil Levski, the country’s most famous freedom fighter, now considered a hero and dubbed The Apostle of Freedom.

international title: Heights/The Liberators
original title: Vŭzvishenie
country: Bulgaria, North Macedonia
sales agent: Phoenix Worldwide Entertainment
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Victor Bojinov
screenplay: Victor Bojinov, Nelly Dimitrova, Milen Ruskov
cast: Aleksandar Aleksiev, Kiril Efremov, Hristo Petkov, Phillip Avramov, Paraskeva Djukelova, Vassil Mihajlov, Stoyan Doychev, Antonio Dimitrievski, Vladimir Mihailov, Stanislav Ganchev
cinematography by: Anton Bakarski
film editing: Nina Altaparmakova
art director: Rossitsa Bakeva
costumes designer: Mina Kaye
music: Petar Dundakov
producer: Ivan Doykov
co-producer: Nina Altaparmakova, Antov Ognen, Oxana Shalamanova
associate producer: Nikolay Ishkov
line producer: Vladimir Karanikolov
production: Dream Factory Macedonia, Serpentine
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