7.5/10
375
2 user

The Axe (1969)

Baltagul (original title)
| Crime, Drama | 1969 (Romania)
A breathtaking story in which a woman goes in search of her husband

Director:

Writer:

(novel)
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Story of a family. Problems, marriage, taxes, revenge, friendship, army, life and much more...

Director: Stere Gulea
Stars: Victor Rebengiuc, Luminita Gheorghiu, Gina Patrichi
The Immortals (1974)
Action | Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

It's the story of a few men that wonder across Europe trying to come home and rebuild what Mihai Viteazul called "romanian dream".

Director: Sergiu Nicolaescu
Stars: Amza Pellea, Ion Besoiu, Ilarion Ciobanu
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

In 1916 as an officer in the Habsburg Army ethnic Romanian Apostol Bologa is torn between remaining loyal to the Habsburgs or deserting to the Romanian Army across enemy lines.

Director: Liviu Ciulei
Stars: Victor Rebengiuc, Liviu Ciulei, Stefan Ciubotarasu
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A Romanian peasant, visiting a friend who is working at a hotel on the Black Sea Riviera, is mistaken for a look-alike rich American businessman.

Director: Sergiu Nicolaescu
Stars: Amza Pellea, Draga Olteanu Matei, Jean Constantin
The Graduates (1986)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The love story of two tenth-graders in Romania before the revolution.

Director: Nicolae Corjos
Stars: Stefan Banica Jr., Mihai Constantin, Oana Sîrbu
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The film is an adaptation of a novel by Marin Preda, a controversial novelist who died during the Communist rule soon after the book was published. It tells the story of an intellectual, ... See full summary »

Director: Serban Marinescu
Stars: Stefan Iordache, Gheorghe Dinica, Dorel Visan
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Set in the 1910's Transylvanian countryside, a poor but industrious peasant must choose between his obsessive lust for riches and his desire for true love.

Director: Mircea Muresan
Stars: Serban Ionescu, Ioana Craciunescu, Petrica Gheorghiu
Action | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

At the end of the 16th century Wallachian ruler Prince Michael the Brave overcame the adversity of the Ottoman and Austrian Empires to unite Wallachia, Moldavia and Transylvania into one country.

Director: Sergiu Nicolaescu
Stars: Amza Pellea, Ion Besoiu, Olga Tudorache
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

A group of five work colleagues leave for an expedition in the Danube Delta, without letting their wives know anything about it. Going fishing and hunting, the characters end up in the ...

Director: Manole Marcus
Stars: Toma Caragiu, Octavian Cotescu, Marin Moraru
O scrisoare pierduta (TV Movie 1977)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Director: Liviu Ciulei
Stars: Stefan Banica, Aurel Cioranu, Octavian Cotescu
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Director: Mircea Dragan
Stars: Puiu Calinescu, Toma Caragiu, Jean Constantin
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Director: Mircea Dragan
Stars: Puiu Calinescu, Toma Caragiu, Jean Constantin
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Margarita Lozano ...
Vitoria Lipan
Folco Lulli ...
oierul Bogza
Sidonia Manolache ...
Minodora
Paul Misai ...
Gheorghita
Florin Scarlatescu ...
Subprefectul
Anatol Constantin ...
David
Sandu Sticlaru ...
Parintele Daniil
Livia Baba ...
Ana
N.N. Matei ...
oierul Cutui
Dan Nicolae ...
Toma
Nunuta Hodos ...
Baba Maranda
Costache Diamandi ...
Domnul Vasiliu
Ernest Maftei
Petre Gheorghiu-Goe
Jean Constantin
Edit

Storyline

A woman goes in search of her husband, who didn't show up home for several months. Her story is dramatic from the beginning until the end, as she goes through a series of events. Written by cormoranu

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

1969 (Romania)  »

Also Known As:

The Hatchet  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Artistic massacre
24 February 2007 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

Good intentions, horrible fruit.

An artificial film, with kitsch and strange pathetic sequences, without soul or sense, without art to describe a profound tragedy, an ordinary homework of a poor schoolboy.

A caricature who dreams be masterpiece. Empty characters and fruitless images. Stupid acting and atmosphere of bad soap-operas. An accident and an artistic error.

In fact, tragedy of good director's evolution. "Rascoala" is a splendid film but in Mircea Muresan filmography is a isle. The temptation to present the reality in every his nook, to describe the profound soul of a world, to explore gestures of a woman who search his husband, to see the magic of a sacrifice and the skin of a deep love, to touch the myth and keep his soul are only chimeric desires in this case. The presence of Margarita Lozano is inutile when the acting is only shadow of a powerful literary character.

The novel of Mihail Sadoveanu is a adaptation of "Mioritza" ballad. This ballad is part of Romanian spirit definition, picture of Romanian sensitivity, form of self-affirmation. It is ballad of pastoral people, page of Balkanic identity, mixture of hope, desire, expectation and sacrifice, symbol of a special universe in which old moral laws remains fundamental ways for discover sense of existence, knitting between ancestral rules and Christianism.

"Baltagul" ignores that. It is only massacre of a touching literary creation.


12 of 30 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Axe (1969) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?