Cash and Marry

Atanas Georgiev
Young men from the Balkans leave for Austria with student visas. Instead of coming back home where the uncertain future of transitional countries awaits them, these men pay between seven and 12 thousand euro for Austrian wives, hoping they might get Austrian citizenship.

Atanas Georgiev

Atanas Georgiev was born in 1977 in Skopje, Macedonia. He graduated in 2000 from the Academy of Drama Arts in Skopje in film & TV editing, and edited numerous feature films, documentaries, shorts, and music videos. He is the owner and producer of Trice Films Production, based in Skopje and Prague.

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Cash and Marry

Croatia, Austria, Macedonia, USA
2009, 76' / 56', color, video

Directed by:
Atanas Georgiev

Siniša Juričić, Ralph Wieser, Atanas Georgiev

Produced by:
Nukleus film, Mischief Films, Trice Films, ITVS International

Sales Agent:
Autlook Filmsales GmbH


Nukleus film d.o.o.
Medulićeva 6
10000 Zagreb, Hrvatska
T. / F. +385 (0)1 4846 556

Festivals & Awards:

WORKSHOPS / PITCHING FORUMS: ZagrebDox Pro 2006 - BEST PITCH AWARD, FESTIVALS: ZagrebDox 2009 –  Jury Special Mention; Liburnia Film Festival 2009 – Audience Award; Jury Special Mention; Sarajevo Film Festival 2009 – Second Best Film of the Audience’s Choice; Visions du Réel 2009 –  Regards Neufs Award; DocuDays 2010 – Andriy Matrosov Award; Civis Media 2010