Set in post war Romania, a communist who was tortured by the fascists during the war is now a police detective and sets about clearing his city of gangsters and black marketeers.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ilarion Ciobanu ...
Alexandru Dobrescu ...
Stefan Patulea
Sergiu Nicolaescu ...
Gheorghe Dinica ...
Lascarica
George Constantin ...
Semaca
Stefan Mihailescu-Braila ...
Buciurligä
Sebastian Papaiani ...
Oarcä
Aimee Iacobescu ...
Charlotte
Monica Ghiuta ...
Dna Patulea
Corina Chiriac ...
Cântäreata
Mariam Barry Dialo
Emanoil Petrut ...
Nicolae
Chiril Economu
Mihai Mereuta ...
Schiopu
Dorin Dron ...
Puiu Scortea
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Set in post war Romania, a communist who was tortured by the fascists during the war is now a police detective and sets about clearing his city of gangsters and black marketeers.

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30 October 1972 (Romania)  »

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Tudor Miclovan: Hands up, drop your weapons! Freeze all! You are arrested, Semaca!
Semaca: Hold your fire, commissioner! I promise to you - none will move!
Lascarica: Mr. Semaca! This is me, Lascarica! Please, believe me that I didn't betray you! I was brought here forcefully! Can you hear me, Mr. Semaca...?
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A decent enough action movie
17 May 2008 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

From a strictly professional standpoint, this is the best movie ever made by Sergiu Nicolaescu. It's done with a pretty good narrative feeling, a clever insight in shooting the action scenes, and even a certain sense of building the characters - who, although as sketchy and shallow as in most of the Nicolaescu movies, were able yet to seduce the young and naive audience of the early seventies.

The big problem remains the typical one for that epoch: political hypocrisy. The so-called "hero", a communist veteran who is appointed a police commissioner (Mihai Roman, played by Ilarion Ciobanu), is positively angelic: intelligent, wise, honest, resourceful, generous, kind and good-hearted. Of course, he MUST confront his old tormentor, commissioner Stefan Patulea (Alexandru Dobrescu), who beat the crap out of him years ago, when he was just a poor innocent subversive agent, nicely and heroically conspiring to deliver his motherland to the soviets - and now, of course, Patulea MUST be still an asshole, bent to get rid of the valiant communist (who, koochy-koo, doesn't have the least suspicion!) Fortunately, the one to save the day is the courageous, manly, gritty, trigger-quick, silver-armor knight Tudor Miclovan (Sergiu Nicolaescu), about whom the communist leader Nicolae (Emanoil Petrut) explicitly states: "He says he's apolitical, but in truth he's one of ours..." This kind of tricks were used in those years to coat the toxic pills of communist ideology in the sweet couch of thrills and adventure. Definitely, it's Nicolaescu main asset - to always be both with the devil, and with the candle (as an old Romanian saying goes...)


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