The Prosecutor, The Defender, The Father And His Son
The Prosecutor, The Defender, The Father And His Son

The Prosecutor, The Defender, The Father And His Son

Director Iglika Triffonova

Production year 2015

Length 105min.

Country Bulgaria/Sweden/Netherlands


Two ambitious lawyers face each other in the trial of Milorad Krstić, who’s accused of committing war crimes as a commander in the Bosnian war. The defender, Mikhail Finn, has managed to refute all the accusations against his client. Convinced of Krstic’s guilt, Catherine Lagrange, the prosecutor, summons a young man with incriminating evidence against Krstić. He claims to have been abandoned by his parents as a child and to have been one of Krstić’s soldiers. Defender Finn starts to investigate in order to verify the witness’ testimony – and soon encounters the young man’s family. Inspired by a true story.


Iglika Triffonova
Iglika Triffonova



Rossitsa Valkanova, Petra Goedings, Ulf Synnerholm


Iglika Triffonova

Director of Photography

Rali Raltschev

Production designer

Hubert Pouille


Toma Waszarow


Ruslan Grudev


Romane Bohringer, Samuel Fröler, Izudin Bajrović, Ovanes Torosyan, Nermina Lukać, Krassimir Dokov, Igor Skvarica, Labina Mitevska

Production company(ies)

Klas Film, Rossitsa Valkanova 156, 'Kniaz Boris I' Str. Sofia 1000 Bulgaria

Iglika Triffonova

Iglika Triffonova studied film & TV at the National Academy of Theatre and Film Art in Sofia. Her career began with a series of documentaries, the first being Year of 1990, documenting the year after the fall of the Berlin wall. The film was selected by numerous festivals (Marseilles, Oberhausen, Potsdam) and won First Prize at "Prix Futura", Berlin, 1991. Among her other works of this time are Possible Distances (1992), about the distances separating a Bulgarian man and a Turkish woman – called by the critics a “documentary love story” – and Murder Stories (1993), being the confessions of three men who have committed murder – the film was at Marseilles and Mannheim and was awarded The Golden Rose for Best Bulgarian Documentary in 1994. The film played an important role in forming the public opinion during the debate against the death penalty held in Bulgarian in the early 90s and had a strong influence on the themes contained in The Investigation. Her first feature was Letter To America (2000), and was awarded 9 national prizes and was selected by over 45 international festivals. The Investigation (2006) is her 2nd feature. It has been awarded 11 national prizes and 7 international awards so far. Iglika lives in Sofia with her husband, the actor Hristo Gurbov.


Year of 1990 (1990), Possible Distances (1992), Murder Stories (1993), Letter to America (2001), Investigation (2006), Deep Violet (2008), 15 (2008), The Prosecutor, The Defender, The Father and His Son (2015).

FILMS 2016