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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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A harsh critique of the irrationality of power, 12 November 2013
Author: Ana_Banana from Romania

It's obvious why the Communist regime has banned this great film, as in many places it's not even that subtle in its critique of the stupidity of 're-education' and of abuse. Many lines in the film may thus be understood in that key as being aimed directly at the regime itself.

This is a political film, of course, but not at all propagandistic, although sometimes it may feel strangely and almost imperceptibly exaggerated (I can't explain this, it occurs to me in Pintilie's other films, too). There is of course great acting, first of all from George Mihaita, Ernest Maftei and Ileana Popovici (she had an excellent mix of child-like innocence and the cruel whims of a nascent seductress).

Watch this movie to see what Communism did to everyday people.

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