THE OTHER MAN

DRUGIJAT

By Stephan KOMANDAREV

ARGO FILM LTD. - as PROD

Drama - Development 2017

When Georgi finds some time-worn love letters adressed to his wife, Nora, he is forced to reconsider his whole life and face the ghost of the other man who died as a young fighter in a war.
Only by confronting "the other man", GEORGI will discover his own bravery and overcome his doubts and gelousy.

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • BULGARIA
    • Languages
    • BULGARIAN
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Stephan KOMANDAREV
    • Writer(s)
    • Bogdan MUREASNU, Miroslav PENKOV, Dimitar STOYANOVICH, Stephan KOMANDAREV
    • Producer(s)
    • Katya TRICHKOVA (ARGO FILM LTD.), Stephan KOMANDAREV (ARGO FILM LTD.)
    • Synopsis
    • Georgi (71) and Nora (80), an elderly couple, live in a nursing home in Sofia during the 1960s. She has had a stroke and can no longer even talk. She just mumbles words, and Georgi has to guess their meaning. The two of them have been living for more than seven years in what at first glance appears to be an imperturbable timelessness, until one day Georgi discovers a long-kept secret.

      In her youth, his wife had been passionately in love with another man. The other man has long since died, leaving behind only a few love letters, yellowed with time.

      As Georgi reads the letters, he finds out that the other man is a sort of alter ego for him, being exactly his opposite: a fighter, courageous and fearless, a man of swords and words. He was everything Georgi was not. Suddenly he begins to question everything about his life and his marriage.

      But how can one be jealous on a dead man and prevail in a battle with such a powerful and untouchable rival?

      Georgi will be forced to reconsider his whole life. He will linger on painful thoughts such as did NORA ever really love him or was he just an ersatz for "the other man"?

      Only by confronting these doubts Georgi will overcome in a fierce inner battle.

      He will prove to be a courageous man not only toward his wife but also toward some of his nursing home colleagues with whom he was listening to the illegal Radio Free Europe during their secret drinking nights.

      When they will be caught in the act, he will discover his own bravery and thus find peace in his soul.
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