Poslednata duma (1973) AKA The Last Word


A film about the last days of six women – six political prisoners. Each of them expects the coming execution in her own way. A film about human deeds under extreme circumstances.

Director: Binka Zhelyazkova. AKA The Last Word / Последната дума
Writers: Stefan Tsanev (verse), Binka Zhelyazkova.
Stars: Iana Guirova, Tzvetana Maneva, Aneta Petrovska, Emilia Radeva, Leda Taseva, Dorotea Toncheva, Bella Tsoneva, Nikolai Binev, Itschak Fintzi, Nikola Todev, Elena Mirtchofska, Maria Statulova, Filip Trifonov.

1974 Cannes Film Festival – Nominated for the Palme d’Or.


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  1. November 27, 2021

    What an incredible gem! Thanks a lot Jon!

  2. Jake Finn
    November 27, 2021

    Is this the full version?
    Thank you for your hard work!

    • Jon W.
      November 27, 2021

      It’s probably the longest version that exists today, not sure if the IMDb runtime information is correct but this one is longer than the only other copy that was circulating online.

  3. Steven Burstein
    November 29, 2021

    What a great film to get audiences minds off living in Communist Bulgaria! Note the references to Nazi film divas Marika Roekk and Lida Baarova. Where is this supposed to be?

  4. Steven Burstein
    November 29, 2021

    I guess this is Nazi-occupied Bulgaria. But why do the Men and Boys have long hair?

  5. Orang
    June 2, 2022

    This completely blew my mind. Thank you. How is it possible that I have never heard of Zhelyazkova before? Am downloading the other movie right now.

    I grabbed The Swimming Pool from Uloz, but despite being an MKV file there were no subtitles. It looks great anyway. There’s a copy of We Were Young on there also.

    • Jon W.
      June 5, 2022

      Zhelyazkova is amazing but yeah her work is pretty much unknown everywhere except Bulgaria 🙁

      The Swiming Pool has recenty been uploaded on Youtube with subs!


  6. José Neves
    July 1, 2022

    Thank you very much, please more films from her.

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