Crime

The Demon's Fall

Basic information

Production: Nova Broadcasting Group & Dream Team Films
Genre: Crime drama
Episodes: 12
Duration: 45 min.
Year: 2023
Director : Pavel Vesnakov
Producer:  Evtim Miloshev
Scriptwriter: Ivan Spasov
Main cast: Teodora Duhovnikova, Vladimir Karamazov, Dimo Alexiev, Мarian Valev, Irmena Chichikova, Asen Blatechki, , Hristina Apostoplova, Veselin Petrov, Alexander Tomov, Тony Naumovski

Summary

The long-awaited sequel of one of the most successful Bulgarian crime series – “Devil’s Throat” will be launching on NOVA in the upcoming TV season. The new story in the series is called “THE DEMON’S FALL”.

Starring Teodora Dukhovnikova as Mia Yazova and Vladimir Karamazov as Philip Chanov the plot gets complicated from the very beginning. Mia has just been sacked from the SANS/ State Agency for National Security/ for insubordination and incorruptibility, she receives an anonymous tip regarding a horrific ritual murder. As the team delves into a murder investigation, a web of mysteries begins to unravel. The victims were all ritually executed using techniques borrowed from antiquity and the Middle Ages, which may reveal the villain’s true motivation. Reunited with Philip Chanov (Vladimir Karamazov), a former colleague and acquaintance who worked on previous investigations, they find themselves entangled in a multi-layered fraud. The story takes place in the hauntingly beautiful and enchanting ancient city of Veliko Tarnovo, which has seen both the greatest acts of bravery and the darkest tragedies. The killer has meticulously selected specific sites throughout this city steeped in myth and tradition, each with its own dark meaning, to carry out the killings. The number of characters in the story grows as more and more people join, each with their own agenda, hidden or otherwise. – The intricate plots of the series include, but are not limited to, truth and lies, mysticism, vengeance and treachery, surprising turns, and dynamic conclusions. Every murder follows a predetermined script and takes place in a specific era. Killing each victim in a ritualistic fashion using execution techniques familiar from antiquity and the Middle Ages reveals something about the villain’s goal. The murderer compares each victim to a well-known Christian monster and leaves notes with them in old languages. In order to help investigators understand the punishment, he points to specific personality traits. The killer picks each murder site in a city full with myth and history for its own unique importance; these choices reveal more about his criminal mind and the reasons he committed the crimes. There is a lot of blood and brutality reminiscent of bygone eras as the killer—an obsessive history buff and nuanced expert of the sources—turns the investigation into a knotted historical mystery.

The Devil’s Throat is one of Bulgaria’s most successful series. It had its first international screening in the summer of 2019 at the festival “The Feast of Bulgarian Cinema in Rome”. A few months later, the production was chosen from 280 entries from around the world and became the first project from Eastern Europe to be nominated for Best Foreign Drama at the renowned C21 International Drama Awards. The hit series achieved another historic milestone by becoming the first Bulgarian production to be distributed concurrently in the English-speaking world. It was also distributed throughout Central and Eastern Europe by AXN. Even before its television launch, the sequel of The Devil’s Throat earned high praise: at the 41st edition of Bulgaria’s oldest film festival, “Golden Rose,” “THE DEMON’S FALL” became the first series in the festival’s history to get the “BEST SERIES” award.

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