THE COLOR OF CHAMELEON

By Emil CHRISTOV

BULGARIAN NATIONAL FILM CENTER - as FIN

Black comedy - Completed 2012

The movie offers a paradoxical twist in the standard representation of totalitarianism as a society of victims and victimizers.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Black comedy, Drama
    • Countries
    • BULGARIA
    • Languages
    • BULGARIAN
    • Duration
    • 107 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Emil CHRISTOV
    • Writer(s)
    • Vladislav TODOROV
    • Producer(s)
    • Bouriana ZAKHARIEVA (Peripeteia), Vladislav TODOROV (Peripeteia)
    • Synopsis
    • A maniacal informant creates his own phantom secret-police department. He recruits a group of unsuspecting intellectuals to spy on each other. After the fall of communism he uses his secret archive to wreak havoc on the government. The movie offers a paradoxical twist in the standard representation of totalitarianism as a society of victims and victimizers. This is a story without innocents. Secret policing reveals its dark nature not only in its nauseating cruelties, but most suggestively in its deviant pleasures.
    • Partners & financing
    • In co-production with Bulgarian National Television, Nu Boyana Film Studio
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Aug 01, 2011
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