A Band With No Name (1982)

In a small town, four ambitious and idealistic amateur musicians dream of fame and success. Everything seems well arranged – they are going to play at a luxury hotel in a modern seaside resort. They only lack an amplifier and loudspeakers. The director of the municipal cultural department promises to give them the equipment but it turns out to be bundled with a beautiful yet talentless female vocalist. The band accepts the compromise and hits the road. The long-awaited tour begins, as does the mismatch between dreams and reality. At the seaside they find that the “friend” at the hotel where they hoped to play has cheated them. After looking for jobs at less and less glamorous locations, they reconcile themselves to a small beer garden in a camping site at a faraway beach. Reni, the vocalist that was foisted on them, soon becomes a favourite with the manager and a nightly hit with the restaurant public. Just as the boys begin to enjoy their modest success, Reni unexpectedly chooses to abscond with an Italian tourist. The four friends fail to persuade her to return and, even worse, drop down with fatigue at the wedding of the restaurant manager’s daughter. A nasty brawl leaves them picking the pieces of their shattered dreams, preparing to head home.

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A Band With No Name

Poster by Asen Stareishinski

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A Band With No Name DVD
Audiovideo Orpheus 2005
PAL, colour, 112 min., all regions
Audio: Bulgarian | Subtitles: Български / English / Español / Deutsch / Français / Руский