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 »
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.
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