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Whale is a film of genre Comedy directed by Petar B. Vasilev with Georgi Kaloyanchev

Whale (1970)

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Length 1h16
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Genres Comedy
Rating77% 3.8650553.8650553.8650553.8650553.865055

Whale (Bulgarian: Кит / Kit) is a 1970 Bulgarian satirical comedy film directed by Petar B. Vasilev and written by Cheremuhin. The film stars Georgi Kaloyanchev, Dimitar Panov, Georgi Partsalev, Grigor Vachkov and Tsvyatko Nikolov.

This film had one of the most scandalous and at the same time mythological destiny in the history of the Bulgarian cinema. It was filmed in 1967 but didn't released until 1970 when was shown at few small cinema halls as an expurgated by the communist authority edition. Wale satirize the extant defects in the economic and social structure of the state of those years. Moreover the film unambiguous specify the exact carriers of the negative effects. The shooting mark is the bureaucratic pathos at the different ruling levels. The pathos by means of which various data and information are manipulated in the name of non-existing achievements.

In the film was born one of the most popular quotes in the Bulgarian cinema:

"... sprat but fish ... fish but sprat ..."



A small fishing ship after an unsuccessful quest for some draught got not more than a single fish on top of everything the smallest one - a sprat. Despite the miserable catch the captain (Vachkov) reports through the transmitter to the superior of the fishing base Petrov (Nikolov). Of course he mentions a bigger species of fish and doesn't particularize the quantity. After months without any production from the enterprise, the superior of the base in his turn reports personally to the big local boss Kalcho Kalchev (Panov). One more time the species are enlarged and even the presence of a considerable shoal is entangled. Sitting to the table the two men have a drink or two of some cognac to celebrate the occasion. They don't stop and decide to specify the catch as a draught of dolphins as more massy kind of sea creature.


Georgi Kaloyanchev

Dimitar Panov

(Kalcho Kalchev)
Grigor Vachkov

Georgi Partsalev

(Glavniyat inzhener)
Stoyanka Mutafova

(баба Стойна)
Evstati Stratev

(Nachalnik parahodstvo)
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