Some magicians are more dangerous than others. They play with human lives…
Based on Daniil Kharms’s play “Elizaveta Bam” (1927).
Reflecting the seemingly absurd, yet horrifyingly real historical context of Daniil Kharms’s play “Elizaveta Bam” (1927), this short film tries to examine the ruthless technology of punishment typical for the repressive totalitarian regimes of the early twentieth century.
At the same time “Magicians” explores the relative nature of concepts such as guilt and innocence, reality and imagination. Depicting the unpredictable whims of fate and the deep shadow cast by ominous forces, this bizarre story might make one wonder:
Is magic less real than Evil?
- original title: Magicians Fokusnici
- alternate titles: Magicians Magos Magiciens
- country: Bulgaria
- release date: April 2009
- filming format: 4K
- screening formats: HD, BD, BetaSP, MiniDV, DVD, DV
- picture: black & white, 2.35:1
- sound: stereo 2.0
- runtime: 5 min
- original language: Bulgarian
- subtitles: English
- IMDb: imdb.com/title/tt1581628
- website: monoco.eu/magicians