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The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner is a bulgare film of genre Drama directed by Stephan Komandarev released in USA on 14 march 2008 with Miki Manojlović

The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner (2008)

The World Is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner
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Released in USA 14 march 2008
Length 1h45
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Genres Drama
Rating79% 3.9959253.9959253.9959253.9959253.995925

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.

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.

^ "Триумфална премиера на "Светът е голям и спасение дебне отвсякъде (Triumphant premiere of The World is Big and Salvation Lurks around the Corner)". Retrieved 2010-02-01.

^ "The World is Big and Salvation Lurks around the Corner". Retrieved 2010-02-01.

^ "Festivals and awards". The World is Big and Salvation Lurks around the Corner Official Website. Retrieved 2010-02-01.

^ "9 Foreign Language Films Advance in Oscar Race". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2010-02-01.


In a small Bulgarian provincial town during the 1980s, factory worker Vasil 'Vasko' Georgiev (Hristo Mutafchiev) has problems with the local Communist Party agent (Nikolai Urumov) who wants Vasko to monitor and report on the activities of his father-in-law, Bai Dan (Miki Manojlović). Bai Dan is the local "King of Backgammon" and is accused by the local authorities of conducting an illegal workshop in which he repairs bicycles and manufactures backgammon sets. Facing a moral dilemma, Vasko decides to emigrate beyond the Iron Curtain to Western Europe with his wife Yana (Ana Papadopulu) and his son Aleksander 'Sashko' (played as a child by Blagovest Mutafchiev). The family succeeds in crossing the border to Italy but face the prospect of lengthy detention in a bleak refugee camp until Vasko is able to pay for them to be smuggled into Germany.


Miki Manojlović

(Bai Dan)
Carlo Ljubek

(Alex 'Sashko' Georgiev)
Stefan Valdobrev

Erden Alkan

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