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Bingo is a young gypsy from Moldova who came to the Netherlands in search of better fate. In order to survive as an illegal immigrant he works for a demolition company together with Sergei, a former boxer from Russia, and Umar, a biology teacher from Grozny, Chechnya. The three men are hired by Sait, a shady Turkish labor subcontractor. Despite the hard circumstances Bingo maintains his sense of humor and joy of living. While his two mates are dispirited, Bingo follows his dream of earning enough money to build a house in his homeland. Eventually his optimism is put to the test by an accident.




Copyright © 2009 Timur Ismailov & NFTA

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Previous screenings

Artkino Short Film Festival
22 Sep – 27 Sep | Moscow, Russia
Netherlands Film Festival
23 Sep – 1 Oct | Utrecht, Netherlands
Alter-Native International Short Film Festival
4 Nov – 8 Nov | Mures County, Romania
Gijón International Film Festival
19 Nov – 28 Nov | Gijón, Spain
3 Dec – 10 Dec | Prishtina, Kosovo

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Information on this profile is provided by the film owners and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 20 Jan 2010