The plot take place in 1883 in a small provincial town in Romania, where the corrupt establishment decide everything, including - of course - who will be the "elected" representative to the... See full summary »
This is the story of a man who wins the lottery. Lefter Popescu (name meaning Poor Popescu), a stressed man (kinda like Michael Douglas in Falling Down), buys two tickets for the two lotteries. He puts them in a coat. The coat gets lots. The results are announced and he realized he might have won the lottery. He recovers the coat with trouble and he goes to cash his prize. At the bank, he find out he has the right numbers, but for the wrong lottery. In other words, he did not win. Quitting his previously job, he has nothing left. He goes nuts. The masterpiece scene of the movie is him, middle-aged, calm, clergy type, hanging from a chandelier at the bank.
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