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  • Avantazh (1977)
  • 138 min | Drama
Avantazh (1977)
138 min | Drama

The action takes place during the socialist period in Bulgaria. The central character, nicknamed the Cock is an artistic personality, a man of strong character known as the king of the pickpockets. His keen sense of personal freedom comes ...See moreThe action takes place during the socialist period in Bulgaria. The central character, nicknamed the Cock is an artistic personality, a man of strong character known as the king of the pickpockets. His keen sense of personal freedom comes up against the universally accepted norms of behavior. The Cock likes a game, adventure and danger, while socialist society needs obedience. The Cock makes a stand against this order; he does not want to play his games according to rules. He is telling his story of two decades: his imprisonment, his love affairs. To him love is a fateful meeting of two persons and has nothing to do with Philistinism. The Cock is an amiable chap though being an adventurer, trickster, and an artist by nature, irresponsible and asocial. In the mean time he wastes his gift on virtuoso thefts and monumental banquets which regularly land him in jail. The Cock, who used to live outside the law, now tries to play the rules of the game. He trades favors with the prison staff and ends up betraying his friends.In the end the filmmakers allow him to die a dignified death. During an escape attempt before dying he saves the life of a child. His dream of life comes to an absurd end. Written by Georgi Djulgerov See less
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Rousy Chanev | Georgi Djulgerov | Petko Zdravkov-Zdravelin (documentary book "A Public Prosecutor Tells")
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Updated Oct 10, 1977

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Oct 10, 1978 (United States)

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24 cast members
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Rousy Chanev
Petela Petela   See fewer
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Plamen Donchev
Gerchev Gerchev   See fewer
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Maria Statulova
Roumiana (as Maria Statoulova) Roumiana (as Maria Statoulova)   See fewer
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Radosveta Vassileva
Uchitelkata Uchitelkata   See fewer
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Veljo Goranov
Palikamara Palikamara   See fewer
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Diana Chelebieva
Keranka Keranka   See fewer
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Stefan Popov
Zordan Zordan   See fewer
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Mariana Krumova
Kradlata na znameto Kradlata na znameto   See fewer
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Valcho Kamarashev
Mazhat na Rumiana Mazhat na Rumiana   See fewer
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Evtim Kirilov
Starshinata Dryanski Starshinata Dryanski   See fewer
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Kliment Mihaylov
Sluzhitel ot grazhdanckoto otdelenie Sluzhitel ot grazhdanckoto otdelenie   See fewer
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Iskra Yossiffova
Stazhantka Stazhantka   See fewer
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Krikor Hugasjan
Chichoto na Rumyana Chichoto na Rumyana   See fewer
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Vidyo Penev
Nachalnikat na zatvora Nachalnikat na zatvora   See fewer
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Plamen Somov
Kradetzat Nasko, priyatel na Petela Kradetzat Nasko, priyatel na Petela   See fewer
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Kroum Kroumov
Dzhebchiyata, hvanat ha pusiya Dzhebchiyata, hvanat ha pusiya   See fewer
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Georgi Todorov
Stazhant - model Stazhant - model   See fewer
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Georgi Nikolov
Stazhant Stazhant   See fewer
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Vasil Kamenov
Stazhant Stazhant   See fewer
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Dimitar Maksimov
Sledovatel ot transportna militziya Sledovatel ot transportna militziya   See fewer
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Vitoslav Gochev
Ofitzer ot trudovi voyski Ofitzer ot trudovi voyski   See fewer
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Maria Atanasova
Brigadirka Brigadirka   See fewer
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7.2 / 10 | 223 votes