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The Color of the Chameleon

OT: Tsvetat na Hameleona

Emil Christov // Bulgaria, 2012
Fiction Feature // FF2013
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Bulgaria 1989. Batko Stamenov is recruited as an informer by the secret police. The young man is perfect for the job: he is devious, a brilliant liar and has no scruples. Batko is given the task of spying on a group of students who are working on the pseudo-philosophical novel Zincograph, which tells the story of a man who is a good citizen by day, but at night the head of a spy network. When Batko is fired for something trivial, he uses the book as an inspiration to found a spy network to take revenge on the government. A wonderfully surreal spy farce, with a main character at least as talented as Mr. Ripley. Screening on 28.09. in attendance of: Emil Christov (Director), Samuel Finzi (Cast)


Emil Christov (*1956) studied photography and camera in Sofia. He worked as cameraman on films and music videos and in advertising. The Color of the Chameleon is his directorial debut.



Tsvetat na Hameleona

Fiction Feature





112 min

OV with English subtitles

Emil Christov

Vladislav Todorov

Ruscen Vidinliev, Irena Milyankova, Rousy Chanev, Deyan Donkov, Samuel Finzi

Bouriana Zakharieva, Vladislav Todorov

Krum Rodriguez

Alexander Etimov

Nikolay Madzharov

Prolet Spasova

Peripeteia Films, Nu Boyana, Bulgarian National Television, Restart

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