The Optimists

Jacky Comforty's unexpectedly uplifting documentary about the plight of Bulgarian Jews during the Holocaust begins with an all-too-familiar scenario. In the early morning darkness of March 10, 1943, all the Jews in the Bulgarian town of Pazardjik were roused from their beds, ordered to pack a few of their belongings and marched at gunpoint to a schoolyard...read more

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  • Released: 2000
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Jacky Comforty's unexpectedly uplifting documentary about the plight of Bulgarian Jews during the Holocaust begins with an all-too-familiar scenario. In the early morning darkness of March 10, 1943, all the Jews in the Bulgarian town of Pazardjik were rous… (more)

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