What would you think of a young man passing you by on the street handing you a piece of paper with the words, "Will you marry me" written on it? Yes he means it and yes this really happens – at least in the new fictious documentary “Cash&Marry”, directed by Atanas Georgiev. Georgiev has procuced a light comedy that deals however with somewhat dark issues. The pleasant odyssey story of Balkan immigrants trying their luck in the EU looks at the universal immigration problem from a catchy, personal perspective.
Atanas Georgiev, who studied film and editing at the Arts Academy in Skopje, lives and works in Prague. “Cash&Marry“ is based on the idea that some young men are even ready to marry a girl from the European Union just to get a passport from an EU country. The adventure starts on the streets of Vienna and then moves on to Macedonia, where a surprised mother and a thunderstruck girlfriend find out that Atanas, who is acting as the protagonist in his own documentary, is going to propose to a girl he doesn’t even know. Placing himself in the central role, Atanas successfully creates an intimate connection with the audience. His "wingman" is the movie debutant Marko Prica from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, a character who quickly wins over his audience.