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The Trickster

Genre: Cold-war drama, adventure, biopic

Status: in development

In 1969 Bulgaria, young Freddy Foscolo and his closest friends are sentenced to 20 years in prison for espionage in a sham trial meant reaffirm Bulgaria's loyalty to the Eastern Bloc in the aftermath of the Prague spring. Thanks to his French citizenship, Freddy is pardoned after only three years with a permanent ban of entering the country. He dedicates the next years of his life to the planning and execution of a foolhardy mission to extract the love of his life Rayna and her daughter from communist Bulgaria.

Based on an actual story.