Sofia's Last Ambulance

  • Bulgaria
  • Germany
  • Croatia
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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.

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  • Original Title
    Poslednata lineika na Sofia
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Ilian Metev
  • Editing
    Ilian Metev, Bettina Ip
  • Sound
    Tom Kirk
  • Year
  • Country
    • Bulgaria
    • Germany
    • Croatia
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • France 4 Visionary Award - 51. International Critics’ Week 2012, Francie
    • Nejlepší dokument nad 30 minut - MFF Karlovy Vary 2012, ČR
    • Nejlepší balkánský dokument - DokuFest 2012, Kosovo
    • Nejlepší film - Mediterranean Film Festival 2012, Bosna a Hercegovina
    • Liburnia Film Festival 2012, Chorvatsko
    • Sarajevo Film Festival 2012, Bosna a Hercegovina
    • Silver Dove - DOK Leipzig 2012, Německo
    • Cena Silver Eye pro celovečerní dokument - East Silver Market 2012, Česká republika
    • Zvláštní uznání - Watch Docs 2012, Polsko
    • Seville European FF 2012, Španělsko
    • Best Director - Festival dei Popoli, Itálie
    • 16.MFDF Jihlava, Česká republika is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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