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SOFIA'S LAST AMBULANCE

by Ilian Metev

synopsis

In a city where 13 ambulances struggle to serve a burgeoning population of several million, 47-year old Krassi Yordanov is our unlikely hero: chain-smoking and saving lives in a non-stop 48-hour shift. Krassi is the emergency doctor on one of Sofia’s last ambulances and today is the worst day of his life. This is a film about the regular working day of Dr. Krassi, nurse Mila and driver Plamen, a team working on an ambulance in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. Struggling against an avalanche of absurdities in a crumbling medical system and scarcely earning enough to make a living, these three are simply trying to do what they do best – save lives.

international title: Sofia's Last Ambulance
original title: Poslednata Lineika na Sofia
country: Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany
sales agent: Films Boutique
year: 2012
genre: documentary
directed by: Ilian Metev
film run: 75'
release date: DE 14/03/2013
cast: Krassimir Yordanov, Mila Mikhailova, Plamen Slavkov
cinematography by: Ilian Metev
film editing: Ilian Metev
producer: Gotchev Dimitar, Sinisa Juricic, Ingmar Trost
production: Chaconna Films, SIA Films, Nukleus Film, Sutor Kolonko Filmproduktion
backing: Bulgarian Film Center, Croatian Audiovisual Center, Impact Partners, ARTE, WDR, NordRhein-Westfallen
distributor: W-film Filmproduction & Distribution