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Uncle Tony, Three Fools and the Secret Service

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2014 / Bulgaria, United Kingdom / 87 min / N-13
Total votes: 4, Average: 7.0
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Director(s) - Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova
Screenwriter(s) - Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova
Actors - Antony Trayanov, Mina Mileva, Velislav Kazakov, Stoyan Dukov, Dimitar Tomov, Diana Atanasova, Rumen Petkov
Producer(s) - Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova, Dessy Tenekedjieva
Cinematographer - Plamen Gelinov, Vasilena Goranova
Editor(s) - Donka Ivanova
Composer(s) - Emilian Gatsov
Sales agent - Activist38 Ltd.
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Dialogues - Bulgarian, English
Subtitles - Lithuanian, English

This documentary was subjected to condemnation and attempts for institutional censorship as soon as it was done. It completely divided the society of a small post-communist country that hasn’t yet dealt with its past and the fundamental role of the Secret Service. In the 1970s when Bulgarian animation was world famous, Uncle Tony Trayanov and Donio Donev created the phenomenal "Three Fools" together. But while Donev as a darling of the communist regime built a spectacular international career for himself, Uncle Tony Trayanov remained in the shadow due to the subversive role of the State Secret Service.

About Directors

Mina Mileva (b. 1971 in Sofia, Bulgaria) and Vesela Kazakova (b. 1977 in Sofia, Bulgaria).


"Contrasts" (1992, animation short),"Monday Again" (1997, animation short), "Glass or God" (1998, animation short), "Telling Tales" (2008, animation), "Because of Her" (2007, doc.), "Uncle Tony, Three Fools and the Secret Service" (2014, doc., "Kino pavasaris").