Bulgaria, Germany 2013 – Director: Klaus Dexel – Original language: Spanish – Subtitles: German

London 1978: Bulgarian writer and dissident, Georgi Markov, is poisoned to death. The assassination plot reads like a James Bond film: an umbrella is supposed to be the murder weapon. For years the British and Russian secret services blame each other. Still one of the biggest murder cases in history remains unexplained. 35 years later the director sets out to solve the mystery. Through his lengthy enquiries he succeeds in getting the prime suspect, the Bulgarian agent Francesco “Piccadilly” Guillino to appear in front of the camera. A gripping documentary crime thriller that deals with the history of the Cold War and reveals the current intrigues within our secret services. Morgane Remter

English/Original Title: Silenced: The Writer Georgi Markov and the Umbrella Murder. Writer: Klaus Dexel. Camera: Oliver Sachs. Sound: Ivo Yanev, Oliver Görtz. Editing: Micki Joanni. Music: Andreas Helmle. Production: Klaus Dexel TV-Filmproduktion. Producer: Klaus Dexel. Length: 92 min. International Sales: Ginger Foot Films