Bulgaria, Greece


Nadezhda warns her students that the school thief is in her sights. She declares that once she catches him his classmates will get their breakfast money back, and she’ll teach him a “good lesson”. On her return home, Nadezhda is surprised by another problem - an officer of the court threatens her with foreclosure. Her husband has missed several loan repayments for the cargo truck he bought intending to repair it and sell it. Now the entire loan has to be paid immediately so Nadezdha borrows money from a loan shark expecting to return it upon the sale of the truck. But time flies and the truck is beyond repair. There’s no way to pay back the loan shark, and he starts pressuring Nadezhda. She scrambles for money, but to no avail. The truck, the house, her mother’s golden tooth crowns – nothing is enough. The loan shark threatens to hurt her child if she doesn’t find the cash. Terrified and desperate, Nadezhda robs a bank. She pays back the loan shark. And she finds out who the school robber is. But now she has no idea what kind of lesson to teach him.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov

Written by: Petar Valchanov, Kristina Grozeva

Produced by: Petar Valchanov, Kristina Grozeva

Cinematography: Krum Rodriguez

Editing: Petar Valchanov

Production Design: Vanina Geleva

Costume Design: Kristina Tomova

Sound Design: Dobromir Hristoskov, Vesselin Zografov

Cast: Margita Gosheva (Nadezhda), Ivan Burnev (Mladen), Ivan Savov (Stoyan), Deya Todorova (Deya), Stefan Denolyubov (the loan shark)

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 2015