GODLESS

BEZBOG

By Ralitza PETROVA

THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - as FEST

Drama - Completed 2016

A nurse traffics the ID cards of demented patients on the black market of identity theft. Driven by easy cash and an addiction to morphine, she struggles to keep tabs on her emotional void and a growing fear of punishment.

Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2016
Discovery
Busan - BIFF/APM 2016
Flash Forward
Warsaw FF 2016
Discoveries FIPRESCI award
Stockholm IFF 2016
Competition Bronze Horse for Best Film / Best Actress
Stockholm IFF 2016
Competition / Bronze Horse for Best Film / Best Actress
Locarno 2016
Competition - Winner of Golden Leopard for Best Film / Best Actress Award / Boccalino d'Oro Independent Critics Award for Best Director / Ecumenical Prize
Sarajevo FF 2016
Competition - Winner of Special Jury Prize / Best Actress award
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • BULGARIA, DENMARK, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • BULGARIAN
    • Duration
    • 99 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ralitza PETROVA
    • Producer(s)
    • Rossitsa VALKANOVA
    • Synopsis
    • In a remote Bulgarian town, Gana looks after the elderly with dementia, while trafficking their ID cards on the black market of identity theft. At home, she provides for her jobless mother, with whom she hardly speaks. Her relationship with her car-mechanic boyfriend is no shelter for love either - with sexual attraction vanished, intimacy is reduced to an addiction to morphine. Nothing seems to have consequences on the nurse’s conscience, not even the incidental murder of a patient, who threatens to expose her fraudulent dealings. Things start to shake up, when Gana hears the music of Yoan, a new patient, whose ID card she has trafficked. A growing empathy for the old man unlocks Gana’s drugged-up conscience, and she is ready for
      change. But when Yoan is arrested for fraud, she learns that doing 'the right thing' comes at a high price.
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