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Horia Patrascu (novel)
Horia Patrascu (screenplay)
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1968 (Romania) See more »
A prosecutor, policemen and teacher bring the students Vuica and Nicu to a restaurant to re-enact their drunken brawl there, and have it filmed to show the effects of alcoholism. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
George Constantin ... Procurorul
Emil Botta ... Paveliu
George Mihaita ... Vuica
Vladimir Gaitan ... Nicu
Ernest Maftei ... Dumitrescu
Ileana Popovici ... Domnisoara
Stefan Moisescu ... Dragan
Nikolaus Wolcz ... Vlad (as Niky Volcz)
Ion Radulescu ... Toma
Nita Anastase
Vasile Alexandru
Teodor Berca
Elena Fronus

Directed by
Lucian Pintilie 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Horia Patrascu  novel
Horia Patrascu  screenplay
Lucian Pintilie 

Produced by
Mihai Opris .... producer
Cinematography by
Sergiu Huzum 
Film Editing by
Eugenia Naghi 
Production Design by
Aureliu Ionescu  (as Aurel Ionescu)
Costume Design by
Aureliu Ionescu 
Florina Tomescu 
Makeup Department
Paraschiva Coman .... makeup artist
Production Management
Gheorghe Löve .... production manager (as Gheorghe Löwe)
Alexandru Nae .... production manager
Ion Radulescu .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Edith Mandel .... assistant director
Sound Department
Andrei Papp .... sound editor
Eugen Zaharia .... sound assistant
Camera and Electrical Department
Stefan Ciurea .... still photographer
Paul Misirgic .... assistant camera
Dinu Tanase .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Maria Stan .... wardrobe
Mariuca Teodoru .... wardrobe (as Maria Teodoru)
Editorial Department
Rodica Bokor .... second editor
Angela Pascu .... grader
Iulia Vincenz .... assistant editor

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Also Known As:
"Reconstituirea" - Romania (original title)
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100 min
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Named the best Romanian movie of all times by the Romanian Movie Critics Association.See more »
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Referenced in Closer to the Moon (2014)See more »


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Amazing film within a film about the misuse of power, 8 August 2007
Author: FilmCriticLalitRao from Paris, France

It is a matter of highly disreputable concern that this sublime film directed by Lucian Pintilie is not so well unknown globally.When a great film like this remains unknown for whatever reasons what hurts the most is the fact that an opportunity has been denied to viewers to watch,understand and appreciate a rewarding film which proffers a multiplicity of interpretations.Reconstituirea is without an ounce of doubt one of the boldest East European films which challenge the repressive hegemony of a communist state albeit in a very circumspect manner.Although punishment or to be precise reeducation of two young boys remains the film's central theme there is also some benign overlapping of many life affirming themes and situations such as first love,friendship,sacrifice,pain,suffering,indifference etc.Lucian Pintilie came into international prominence as Reconstituirea was applauded at Cannes Film festival in 1968 but as it was critical of communist party establishment,Pintilie was banned from traveling to France. This was the high price audacious film makers like him from East European countries had to pay in the past.

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