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Lady Zee - Leidi Zi

Regie: Georgi Djulgerov,; 96 Min., Bulgarien 2005 (OmeU)
Wettbewerb: Golden Black Box Competition

babylon berlin:mitte, Sa, 18.11.2006 um 20:00 Uhr
ACUDkino, Mo, 20.11.2006 um 20:00 Uhr
Brotfabrik Kino, Fr, 24.11.2006 um 20:15 Uhr

Der Jury-Preisträger des Sarajewo Filmfestivals 2005 bündelt die Themen Gewalt, Sexismus, Kriminalität und Armut im gegenwärtigen Bulgarien. Die Protagonistin „Lady Zee“ wächst in einem Waisenhaus auf. Als ihr Talent als Scharfschützin entdeckt wird, scheint sich die Möglichkeit aufzutun, ihrem bisherigem Leben am Rande der Gesellschaft zu entkommen...

Zlatina has grown up in an institution for abandoned children. So has Lechko, her younger follower. At a fun fair, at the age of twelve, she shows her talent for shooting. The same day a group of boys plans to rape her. Zlatina manages to avert the rape by offering herself to the boarding house supervisor. When she grows up and leaves the institution, her behaviour abides by the conviction that one has to struggle daily for one's survival as animals do; that friendship, love, and other good things happen in soap operas only. The life of Zlatina takes a different turn when a former inmate from the boarding house, Nayden, now an instructor at a shooting gallery, is so impressed by her talent for shooting that he takes her under his guardianship. He trains her and educates her like Pygmalion. And falls in love with her. However, Zlatina is suspicious of his selflessness and fears the inequality of their relationship. A criminal accident confirms her scares. As she seeks to start life anew, Zlatina keys Lechko, her devoted shadow, into robbing Nayden. She then decides to pass the Greek border pretending to be a prostitute… and ends up in a brothel where her worst nightmare becomes reality. Most unexpectedly to her, Lechko is the one who undertakes to pull her out of the brothel…