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A Backgammon thriller movie is fighting in the last 9 of the Foreign film cathegory of 2010 OSCAR with the long name: "The world is big and salvation lurks around the corner", shortly "Salvation".


What's in a game? For a young man, who has left his country behind, lost his memory and forgotten his love, the game might be the only way out. This is a story about a Bulgarian boy who grows up to be a German man. After a car accident Alex can't remember even what his name is. In an attempt to cure him from amnesia, his grandfather Bai Dan comes over to Germany and organizes a spiritual journey for his grandson back into his past, to the country where he came from. In changing places, time and transport, crossing half Europe, they play backgammon, the simplest, and yet the most complex of all games. That game leads Alex to the realizations of who he is, and that game is symbolic to the story. Destiny is the dice we hold in our own hands and life is a game on the edge between chance and skill. There is only one torrent I know of currently. One can download it here . The torrent only contains chinese .sub . subtitles. If these are deleted and the English .srt subtitles are downloaded and placed in the .avi files directory. All runs well in English.
See it and tell your rich aunty vote it for the PRIZE EVENING.

The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner
Svetat e golyam i spasenie debne otvsyakade
Directed by Stefan Komandarev
Produced by Stefan Kitanov
Karl Baumgartner
Thanassis Karathanos
Andras Muhi
Danijel Hocevar
Written by Ilija Trojanow (novel)
Yuriy Dachev (screenplay)
Stefan Komandarev (screenplay)
Starring Miki Manojlovic
Carlo Ljubek
Hristo Mutafchiev
Ana Papadopulu
Music by Stefan Valdobrev
Release date(s) 2008
Running time 105 min
Language Bulgarian

The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner is a 2008 Bulgarian drama film co-produced with Slovenia, Germany and Hungary. Its original Bulgarian title is Svetat e golyam i spasenie debne otvsyakade ("Светът е голям и спасение дебне отвсякъде"), meaning "The World is Big and Salvation Prowls on All Sides". The film was directed by Stefan Komandarev and stars Miki Manojlovic, Carlo Ljubek, Hristo Mutafchiev and Ana Papadopulu. It is based on the eponymous autobiographic novel by Bulgarian-German writer Ilija Trojanow.

It is a story about a 20year old Bulgarian man who stayed alive in a car accident, but his parrents perished. He lost his conscience for a long time. His grandfather a former backgammon champion came to help him recover in the German hospital. Some backgammon strategies were related to real life situations... The movie title comes from a backgammon wisdom that there is no hopeless situation. If here and now one sees it as hopeless, nevertheless the world is large and Salvation lurks around the corner... The young man restores his conscience and many memories of the past...

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