Belyazani Atomi (1979)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Bulgaria   |  
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Synopsis by Clarke Fountain

While teaching acting students at Bulgaria's Higher Institute of Theatrical Arts, director Grisha Ostrovsky had them appear in scenes in this film. The story concerns five young men who are leaving school for an obligatory tour in the military. When one of them is discovered to have a hereditary heart condition, he is excluded from their number. However, the friends encourage him to undergo an athletic regimen in order to prove his fitness so that he can remain with them. This he does willingly, with tragic results.




basic-training [military], career, death, disease, military