Three Reservists

Three Reservists (Bulgarian: Тримата от запаса, romanizedTrimata ot zapasa) is a Bulgarian comedy-drama war film released in 1971, directed by Zako Heskiya, starring Georgi Partsalev, Kiril Gospodinov and Nikola Anastasov.

Тримата от запаса
Trimata ot zapasa
(Three Reservists)
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Directed byZako Heskiya
Written byPavel Vezhinov
StarringGeorgi Partsalev
Kiril Gospodinov
Nikola Anastasov
CinematographyHristo Valchanov
Music bySimeon Pironkov
Release date
  • 1971 (1971)
Running time
97 minutes

The winter of 1945, the First Bulgarian Army is engaged in the battles for the liberation of Hungary from the Nazis during the Second World War. Three men are sent to join the army, but they are completely unprepared and without a clear idea of warfare. They are laughable with their inability to cope with their tasks.

Upon its release, the film won wide popularity. The memorable performances by Partsalev, Gospodinov and Anastasov turned their characters into favorites of the audience. Three Reservists became one of the film classics of the Bulgarian cinematography from those years.




  • Gencheva, Galina (2008). Bulgarian Feature Films encyclopedia. Sofia: Publishing house "Dr Ivan Bogorov". ISBN 978-954-316-069-3.
  • Kovachev, Pencho (2008). 50 Golden Bulgarian Films. Sofia: Publishing house "Zahariy Stoyanov". ISBN 978-954-09-0281-4.

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