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Sofia's Last Ambulance (Poslednata lineika na Sofia)

Sofia's Last Ambulance
  • 2012
  • Croatia/Bulgaria/Germany
  • 75 min
  • Directed by: Ilian Metev
  • Language: Bulgarian

Documentary following an ambulance crew in Bulgaria, where just 13 ambulances must serve 2 million people.

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Sofia's Last Ambulance (Poslednata lineika na Sofia)

And you thought the NHS was underfunded…

Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria, has over two million inhabitants and only 13 ambulances. This beautifully observed, affectionate and surprisingly optimistic film follows the crew of one of these hard-pressed vehicles, doctor Krassi, nurse Mila and driver Plamen, as, armed with dedication, humour and cigarettes, they struggle to save lives in the face of a lack of resources, a crumbling infrastructure and roads that are more pothole than tarmac.

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