• SILENCED - Georgi Markov and the Umbrella Murder

    SILENCED - Georgi Markov and the Umbrella Murder

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SILENCED - Georgi Markov and the Umbrella Murder

a film by Klaus Dexel

SILENCED - Georgi Markov and the Umbrella Murder

Germany | 2014 | 92:00 min

Original Title:
ZUM SCHWEIGEN GEBRACHT - Georgi Markov und der Regenschirm Mord

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52min or 92 min | HD | DCP | German/English version
One of the most mysterious assassinations of the Cold War happened on Waterloo Bridge in London on September 7th, 1978: Bulgarian writer and journalist Georgi Markov was poisoned by a stab in the leg presumably through the tip of an umbrella. Markov died four days later of heart failure. In February 2010 the TIME magazine listed the murder of Georgi Markov at number 5 of the "Top 10 Assassination Plots of the World". The victim, Georgi Markov worked as a journalist for the BBC, Deutsche Welle and importantly, for Radio Free Europe where in weekly programs he sharply criticized the totalitarian system in his homeland.
After many years of research, the film sheds for the first time light on the background and political connections of the murder and tracks down the Bulgarian Secret Service agent 'Picadilly' who is considered to be involved in the assassination. A thrilling investigative documentary, directed by history doc expert Klaus Dexel and shot on RED Epic.
Cast and Crew
  • Director Klaus Dexel
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