DCP/HD - 2015 - Bulgaria - 114min - color - drama
Original title: Subirach na trupove
A film by Dimitar Dimitrov
Itso, about 35, drives a special ambulance called a 'corpse-van'. His job is to pick up the bodies of the recently deceased and transport them to the morgue. Itso's assistant is a Gypsy with the nickname 'Buddy'. Mimi, a nice and lovable ward-maid from the morgue likes Itso, but he doesn't really pay much attention to her, because he is in love with Katya, an attractive 40 years old woman. Katya humiliates Itso and uses him, but it doesn't change his feelings for her. His attitude can only be explained by the way his mother used to treat him – with care but also with sadism at times. Katya turns out to be a mistress of the mafia boss Rocco, who beats her and one of the days - brutally rapes her, which is seen by Itso. Buddy convinces Itso that real men deal with life problems by administering justice themselves. Itso decides to rescue Katya and her 14-year old son Mario from Rocco, and free the world from a villain...This complex story, referring to subconscious, psychology and symbolism, is not only about freeing the world from outside evil, but also freeing a man from inside demons...
Original language: Bulgarian
Produced by: Magic Shop
Shanghai Film Festival 2015 - “Panorama" section
SPECIAL MENTION from the Special jury for Best Bulgarian Feature - Sofia International Film Festival 2015
Dimitar Dimitrov, graduates the Bulgarian National Academy of Theater and Film Arts (NATFA) in 2010 at the age of 23 as a film director. He continues his education in London by taking a One-Year-Practical filmmaking course in Metropolitan Film School based in Ealing Studios. After that he works in Bulgaria as a director. "Corpse Collector"is his first feature film.