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Elisabeta Bostan (adaptation)
Ion Creanga (book)
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13 December 1965 (Romania) See more »
Based on Ion Creanga's book, the story of a child from his childhood to his manhood. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Very realistic film based on the Romanian writer's childhood memories See more (2 total) »


  (in credits order)
Stefan Ciubotarasu ... Ion Creangä
Ion Bocancea ... Nicä a lui Stefan a Petrei
Corina Constantinescu ... Smaranda Creangä
Emanoil Petrut ... Stefan a Petrei
Nicolae Venias ... David Creanga
Eliza Petrachescu ... Aunt Marioara
Zoe Anghel Stanca ... Aunt Märiuca
Mircea Constantinescu ... Old Man Nichifor
Costache Sava ... Priest Humulescu
Alexandru Azoitei ... Badita Vasile
Ion Henter ... Priest Oslobanu
Mihai Mereuta ... Church Deacon
Maria Cupcea ... Mother of Badita Vasile
Nunuta Hodos ... Irinuca
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eduard Bulgaru
Victor Copot
Iuliana Ganea
Petrica Grigoras
Elena Iacob
Nicolae Irimia
Margareta Pogonat ... The Gypsy Woman
Cezar Tataru

Directed by
Elisabeta Bostan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Elisabeta Bostan  adaptation
Ion Creanga  book "Amintiri din Copilãrie"

Original Music by
Valentin Gheorghie 
Cinematography by
Iulius Druckmann 
Film Editing by
Yolanda Mîntulescu  (as Iolanda Mintulescu)
Dan Naum 
Production Design by
Guta Stirbu 
Costume Design by
Olga Mutiu 
Makeup Department
Mircea Voda .... makeup artist
Production Management
Gheorghe Löve .... production manager (as Gheorghe Löwe)
Ion Schihar .... unit manager
Alexandru Trifan .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ion Nastase .... assistant director
Sound Department
Oscar Coman .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Dan Dadirlat .... camera operator
Ionel Haralambie .... gaffer (as Ion Haralambia)
Music Department
Paul Popescu .... conductor
Other crew
Adriana Dumitrescu .... script supervisor

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Amintiri din copilarie" - Romania (original title)
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72 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

This motion picture has received the 1967 Special Prize of the Los Angeles Art Museum.See more »


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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Very realistic film based on the Romanian writer's childhood memories, 29 August 2005
Author: Iris_EyeD from Romania

I really enjoyed watching this movie because it represents real facts from Ion Creanga's past. He is also our guider in this movie, making us know better the place, time and other elements of this story. You can learn a lot from this movie, for example life in Romanian villages, including human behavior, education and entertainment in these places, which were very poor at those times. The movie is inspired from the homonym book. The image quality isn't very good, but it's clear enough that you can well watch the movie. I am sure you will laugh because it contains humor based on the naughty things the author had done in his childhood, such as: stealing his uncle and aunt's cherries, stealing the hoopoe that was the morning clock of the village, the revenge of his mother by taking his clothes while he was bathing naked in the brook without her permission, and many other funny memories are presented here. I hope you will enjoy the movie like I did!

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