Mission: London / Мисия: Лондон (Bulgaria/Hungary/Macedonia/UK , 2010)

directed by Dimitar Mitovski, comedy, 107 min, eng subtitles
written by Delyana Maneva, Dimitar Mitovski
with Julian Vergov, Lyubomir Neikov, Alan Ford, Tomas Arana

Life is one big party at the Bulgarian Embassy in London: the consul has set up a "duty free shop" where cigarettes and alcohol from the diplomatic supplies are sold to Bulgarian nationals living in London. The service hardly ever renders any sort of diplomatic activity... until the arrival of the new Ambassador. A concert to celebrate Bulgaria joining the European Union is planned and it is the Ambassador's job to ensure the attendance of Her Majesty the Queen. But with the embassy's corrupt staff, the criminal gangs in the kitchen, a very dodgy PR firm dealing in royal look-alikes and the Ambassador falling in love with a stripper, the task soon turns into unbridled chaos.
This is a comedy of errors based on the immensely popular novel by Alek Popov, who also scripted the film, Mission: London. It also plays on Bulgarians' image of themselves. Infused with intelligent and witty dialogue, skilfully directed by Dimitar Mitovski, the film goes beyond the boundaries of simple parody and displays a healthy self-criticism which is characteristic of Balkan cinematography.

Transparency International Croatia and Motovun Film Festival 2011 (Unbribable Award for the best film on the subject of corruption)