IMDb > Cu mâinile curate (1972)

Cu mâinile curate (1972) More at IMDbPro »


User Rating:
7.9/10   643 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 3% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
View company contact information for Cu mâinile curate on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
30 October 1972 (Romania) See more »
Plot Keywords:
User Reviews:
Sinister, but amazing See more (7 total) »


  (in credits order)

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

Production Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
95 min
Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

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 »
Mihai Roman:Drop your weapons! You are all under arrest!
Semaca:You came in time, commissioner.
Mihai Roman:Hands up!
Semaca:Commissioner, please, allow me to explain...
Mihai Roman:Take him away!
Mihai Roman:Miclovan...! Hey, old chap! What's up with you? Is it serious?
Tudor Miclovan:Piece of cake... They riddled me.
Tudor Miclovan:Why did you come here?
Mihai Roman:Well... I counted on your flair...
Tudor Miclovan:Too bad... that you stood in front of him.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Followed by Ultimul cartus (1973)See more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Sinister, but amazing, 20 May 2015

The meaning of Cu Mainile Curate is pretty obvious. As in many communist films, we have a noble, incorruptible hero (Mr. Roman), who, as a cop, tries to beat the evildoers. In this case: ruthless mobsters. They are tough competition. No wonder these cops sometimes use the same methods (terrorizing, shooting people) in order to get them. 'I want them alive… as much as possible.'

It is obviously a politically motivated gangster flick. Of course there's a bend cop with a 'wrong history'. He just has to go. And of course tough cop Miclovan (played by director Sergiu Nicolaescu himself), who seems to enjoy beating up villains, teams up with our protagonist, as his violent but necessary counterpart.

A lot of surprises in this film. In the first place: it looks AMAZING for a crime film, with its setting in prewar Bucarest. Beautiful cars, beautiful old buildings, beautiful suits. Unexpectedly great music (Richard Oschanitzky, who composed the score for 25 Rumanian films). Great scenes. The one with the empty factory and the table in the center. The heist with the tank. The chase scene in the outskirts. Secondly: the original story telling. There are actually a couple of stories intertwined, loosely build around this one noble cop, like a Rumanian mini The Wire.

And I never expected this much violence. This is a ruthless crime flick. People getting shot is as common as it can get. In this way it sometimes reminds me of poliziotto films. It gives the film a sinister atmosphere. Shootouts are cool but execution kind of stuff is way too much, at least for me… I rate this 8/10.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (7 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Cu mâinile curate (1972)


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Revansa Oglinda Columna The Immortals Michael the Brave
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits IMDb Action section
IMDb Romania section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.