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30 October 1972 (Romania) See more »
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. | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Sergiu Nicolaescu 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Titus Popovici 
Petre Salcudeanu 

Original Music by
Richard Oschanitzky 
Cinematography by
Alexandru David 
Film Editing by
Yolanda Mîntulescu  (as Iolanda Mintulescu)
Production Design by
Radu Boruzescu 
Set Decoration by
Tudor Frîncu 
Costume Design by
Miruna Boruzescu 
Makeup Department
Rosalia Bartha .... makeup artist (as Rozalia Barta)
Production Management
Gheorghe Pîrîu .... production manager
Ion Schihar .... production leader
Vinicius Stinghe .... production leader
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jana Dochita Badea .... assistant director (as Jeana Dochita)
Adriana Dumitrescu .... assistant director (as Adriana Dimitrescu)
Alexandru Maldea .... assistant director
Art Department
Alexandru Cioba .... props
Grigore Emanoil .... props
Lilica Gruicu .... props
Zoltán Szabó .... assistant production designer (as Zoltan Szabo)
Sound Department
Anusavan Salamanian .... sound (as A. Salamanian)
Valentin Tesa .... sound assistant
Special Effects by
Ion Tiberiu .... special effects
Szabolcs Cseh .... stunt coordinator
Doru Dumitrescu .... stunts
Vasile Popa .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Alexandru Bilu .... still photographer
Robert Fleischer .... gaffer
Ion Patruta .... key grip (as Ion Patrut)
Petre Sorescu .... assistant camera
Aurel Stoenescu .... assistant camera (as Aureliu Stoenescu)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Silvia Axesiuc .... costumer (as Silvia Axeniuc)
Gabriel Conlin .... assistant costume designer
Florica Predoiu .... costumer (as Florica Predoi)
Editorial Department
Cristina Ionescu .... assistant editor
Georgeta Ivan .... color timer
Florica Matase .... assistant editor
George Palivet .... lab technician (as George Palivet)
Other crew
Viktor Jerca .... consultant
Ioan Popescu .... consultant

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95 min
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Anachronisms: Whenever the action takes place in some night club, although the movie is set in 1945, the hair cuts, clothes and attitude of women are characteristic for '70.See more »
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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Followed by Supravietuitorul (2008)See more »


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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A decent enough action movie, 17 May 2008
Author: Mihnea the Pitbull from Romania

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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