Warden of the Dead (2007)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 104 min.  |   Countries - Bulgaria   |  
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A nameless orphan (Vladamir Georgiev) serving as the semi-official director of the cemetery in which he was raised lives his life among the dead in writer/director Ilian Simenov's somber drama. The orphan has spent nearly his whole life on the well-fed grounds of the vast cemetery he resides over. Aside from the silent masses who dwell beneath the earth, the only friends that the orphan has are mortuary make-up artist Ivan (Samuel Fintzi) and old man Angel (Itzhak Fintzi). When Angel's longtime adversary arrives as the cemetery to be prepared for burial, the elderly man is able to breathe easy for the first time in nearly thirty years. As the orphan begins to have a premonition that someone will die within ten days time, the deceased's daughter Maria (Diana Dobreva) befriends the boy and begins to suspect that Angel may in fact be her biological father. As the army begins bringing in piles of war casualties for burial under the cold dark cloak of night, the folks who spend their lives among the dead soon begin to feel the specter of death looming ever closer on the horizon.