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The one who loses his job in Bulgaria, often tries to make a living as a cab driver. This leads to frustrations and despair. A mosaic film about 'forced' cab drivers.

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Deze voorstelling maakt deel uit van Rialto Filmclub met als gastspreker deze maand Ernst-Jan Pfauth.


On a cold January day in 2015, director Stephan Komandarev hailed a taxi in the Bulgarian capital Sofia. His driver turned out to be a professor in nuclear physics who took on taxi driving after having lost his job in academia. There were more like him, he said, he knew many people with once good jobs who became taxi drivers. The idea for Posoki was born, a mosaic film about people who barely manage to make ends meet, about a country where many things are going wrong.

Misho, a businessman with huge debts, is trying to make some extra money as a taxi driver. The news that his banker is about to confiscate everything drives him to an act of desperation. The incident is big news talked about everywhere on the radio. Is he the hero or the victim? The news also reaches six other taxi drivers, including old Kosta, who recently lost his son, and Rada, whose life was ruined by a party official. The party official himself hears the news as well.

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