The authorities are cutting back on the home’s budget and staff for work therapy. It is rumoured that a brand-new building for the patients stands empty because of bureaucracy. There is generally little support. It takes one man’s struggle to make the world go around.
Georgi Lulchev is a true hero. Indeed.
However, one of the strong qualities of this warm, 35mm film in golden hues is that the doctor is not described as a hero. He is depicted in constant activity, as he goes around talking to potential partners to get production initiatives off the ground that can help the men have something to do and help the institution survive financially. And he describes his ideas with passion and humanistic engagement. Story-wise, he gives a tour of the venue accompanied by a man from the Dutch embassy, who wants to help. Actually, the embassy official resembles one of the patients!
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