This is a 3 out of 10 film if there ever was one. The production is mediocre, sound is clear and audible, lighting is professional, not TV quality nor cinema quality, but TV film quality, the acting is what it is and the story is garbage.
There is no point in this film.
Things just happen. There are so many sides to the story but we never know what their motivations are. People just do things because.
Lots of weird things. Bulgarian Turks understand Arabic for some reason (so they speak Bulgarian, Turkish and Arabic, from Indo-European, Turkic and Semitic, three completely different language trees. They're that good, but they choose to spend their intelligence smoking hookah, watching bellydancers and drinking tea.) Oh, and not one of them says "I didn't get it. Could someone translate?"
Then Robert (main character) speaks Bulgarian also, he just chooses not to speak it. They ask him in Bulgarian, he answers back in English. I guess the Bulgarians speak English too, but they also choose not to speak it.
I don't know how Robert learned Bulgarian so fast (a matter of days?), but I'm Russian and even I needed subtitles because I understood nothing.
He understood everything, but he did not dare say one word in Bulgarian.
It's not just these inconsistencies, but this is just proof of poor writing and poor understanding of geopolitics.
There are random scenes of bellydancing to really stretch out the runtime. Is there a point to this?
Islam is the flavor of the decade, so Bulgaria decided to jump on board.
The sad thing is that Bulgaria has a lot more interesting stories to tell. The attempted assassination of the Pope is still not understood, a conspiracy that theorists link to the USSR, the KGB, Bulgarian secret service, The Turkish Grey Wolves, East German police, an inside job (Vatican) and so many more.
Create a new story like this with new actors, the FSB, Putin, CIA, multinational corporations, etc. instead of the boring topic of Islamic terror which has flooded cinema, TV and now TV movies.
Finally, if anyone is interested in some serious Bulgarian TV, watch Pod Prikritie (Undercover).
Sofia or whatever they call this film is just crap.
Action / Drama / Thriller
Action / Drama / Thriller
Field Agent Robert Diggs walked away from his career in the FBI and accepted the position of Cultural Attaché in Sofia, Bulgaria for one reason: to escape the memories of his wife's death for which he blames himself. However, when an unknown vigilante begins killing high-priority terrorists from America's Most Wanted list, the FBI and CIA request he take on the case, and with the U.S. Ambassador's persuasion,
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