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Sofia's Last Ambulance Sofia's Last Ambulance

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Directed by Ilian Metev

Directed by Ilian Metev

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Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria, has more than two million inhabitants and only 13 ambulances.

Ilian Metev's gritty, multi-award-winning documentary follows two medics and their driver as they struggle to cope amid a decaying health system.

Filmed over a period of two years, we follow the three, who risk their lives' for others. Metev's film, refreshingly, avoids sensationalism or contrivances. Instead, this fly-on-the-dashboard record tracks the lives of the ambulance crew simply as they go out into the night to help the injured and needy.

Filled with humour and camaraderie, the strain of a broken system nevertheless takes its toll on our unsung heroes: how long can they keep helping society's injured while being undermined by lack of resources? 

Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria, has more than two million inhabitants and only 13 ambulances.

Ilian Metev's gritty, multi-award-winning documentary follows two medics and their driver as they struggle to cope amid a decaying health system.

Filmed over a period of two years, we follow the three, who risk their lives' for others. Metev's film, refreshingly, avoids sensationalism or contrivances. Instead, this fly-on-the-dashboard record tracks the lives of the ambulance crew simply as they go out into the night to help the injured and needy.

Filled with humour and camaraderie, the strain of a broken system nevertheless takes its toll on our unsung heroes: how long can they keep helping society's injured while being undermined by lack of resources? 

Extras

  • Presented from a new HD digital transfer with restored picture and sound, approved by the director
  • In conversation – a new and exclusive filmed piece with the director and sound recordist Tom Kirk
  • Goleshovo - Ilian Metev's award-winning 2008 short film
  • 12-page booklet featuring new writing on the film by editor Betina Ip, and an interview with the director

Additional Info

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SKU 5060114150867
Catalogue Number SECONDRUN091
Product contents 1 disc
Year 2012
Director Ilian Metev
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Second Run
Countries Bulgaria
Aspect ratio 1.85:1
Subtitles English
Language(s) Bulgarian
Running time 77 mins
DVD region 2
Certificate Exempt

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