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Salto Mortale

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Year of participation 2016
Program Documentary Competition

Salto Mortale
Producer(s) Maria Landova, Borislav Kolev
Director(s) Borislav Kolev
Script Borislav Kolev
Director of Photography Plamen Gerasimov
Music by Nikolay Ivanov
Sound Alexander Simeonov
Edit Miroslav Gaidoshik
Cast Angel Guenchev, Ivan Abadjiev, Norair Nurikyan
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Synopsis

1988. Olympic Games, Seoul, South Korea. Bulgarian weightlifter Angel Guenchev wins Gold in the 67,5 kg weight category, far outstripping rival performances and setting astounding world records. After his last attempt Angel performs an exuberant backflip, which is immediately adopted as the unofficial emblem of the Olympics. Footage of this salto mortale dominates world television channels and news agencies. Media proclaim Angel Guenchev a hero of the Seoul Games. A mere day after his triumph, the champion – widely considered one of the biggest talents in the history of weightlifting – wakes up in the epicentre of a devastating doping scandal. And this is only the beginning of Angel’s journey through hell and back.

Awards
Best Director, Golden Rhyton, Bulgarian National Documentary FF, Plovdiv, 2015

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 Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation
 
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