Kaloyan (1963)

Director
Yuriy Arnaudov; Dako Dakovski

Main cast
Vasil Stoychev; Bogomil Simeonov; Spas Dzhonev; Andrey Mihaylov

Genres
History

Description
1197. King Kaloyan ascends the throne in hard times for Bulgaria. The country is still recovering from a century of Byzantine subjugation. He is forced to carry out a very flexible foreign policy in order to strength his positions. Pope Innocent III recognizes him as Emperor (Tsar), but a little later the fourth Crusade crosses the country under Emperor Baldwin. A new conflict is coming. Tsar Kaloyan wages the decisive battle at Adrianople and wins.


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