Time of Violence

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Time of Violence
Directed by Ludmil Staikov
Produced by Hristo Nenov
Written by Georgi Danailov
Anton Donchev (novel)
Starring Yosif Sarchadzhiev
Rusi Chanev
Music by Georgi Genkov
Cinematography Radoslav Spasov
Edited by Violeta Toshkova
Distributed by Boyana Film
Release dates March 28, 1988
Running time 288 minutes
Country Bulgaria
Language Bulgarian

Time of Violence (Bulgarian: Време на насилие, translit. Vreme na nasilie) is a 1988 Bulgarian film based on the novel of Anton Donchev Vreme razdelno ("Time of Parting"). It consists of two episodes which combined length is 288 minutes. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival.[1]


In the 17th century, a Bulgarian Christian region is selected by the Ottoman rulers to serve as an example of conversion to Islam. A Janissary who was taken from the village as a boy is sent to force the reluctant inhabitants to convert. The local Turkish governor seeks a peaceful solution, but ultimately torture, violence, and rebellion break out.



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Time of Violence". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-07-31. 

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