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. —IMDb.
A film without centre and focus. Wow, it was so unbelievably overestimated in Bulgaria that I expected far too much... But it turned out to be rather unconvincing in terms of story and psychology of characters. It was quite politically tendentious as well. It was also unpleasant hearing the two main protagonists speaking Bulgarian so poorly.. These are undoubtedly nice Serbian actors though
I saw this movie at the Romanian International Film Festival, in Bucharest. Must admit that I've never seen bulgarian movies before, but this one was kind of good. Sometimes funny, sometimes serious and sad..well at the end, everyone clapped and had a big smile on their faces. I guess this says it all.