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The Punishment (1976)

Osânda (original title)
In 1919 at the end of WW1 Romanian peasant Manolache Preda returns to his native village where he finds his woman taken by another and his land sold to the local landowner.

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Credited cast:
Amza Pellea ...
Peasant Manolache Preda
Ernest Maftei ...
Station Master Sava Petrache
Gheorghe Dinica ...
Gendarme Chief Ion
Ioana Pavelescu ...
Peasant woman Ruxandra
Sergiu Nicolaescu ...
Prosecutor Tudor Marian
Emmerich Schäffer ...
Boyar Leon Paraianu
Mihai Mereuta ...
Gendarme Bobinca
Aimee Iacobescu ...
Magda Paraianu, Leon's Wife (as Aimée Iacobescu)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ion Andrei
Elena Dacian ...
Manolache Preda's Mother
Alexandru Dobrescu ...
Judge Elefterescu
Vasile Finaru
Dumitru Ghiuzelea
Corneliu Gîrbea ...
Shepherd Badin (as Cornel Girbea)
Elisabeta Jar ...
Manolache's Wife (as Elisabeta Jar-Rozorea)
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In 1919 at the end of WW1 Romanian peasant Manolache Preda returns to his native village where he finds his woman taken by another and his land sold to the local landowner.Manolache served a 10 year sentence in the salt mines for murdering a local landowner during the Great Peasant Uprising of 1907.Later he was conscripted in the Romanian Army to fight in World War One.After a 12 year absence from his native village his woman doesn't even recognize him initially but later tels him that she had stopped waiting for him and she took with another man after selling Manolache's land to the local landowner.When the landowner is found murdered on the road everyone , including the local gendarmes and the investigating prosecutors,assume that Manolache is the culprit. Written by nufs68

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13 September 1976 (Romania)  »

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ROL 4,302,000 (estimated)
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Communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu screened the film at his private Villa in Neptun, on the Black Sea coast, and liked it. See more »

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The usual low quality
17 February 2016 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Sergiu Nicolaescu was liked by Nicolae Ceausescu. That was his only outward quality. Bad scripting. Ugly costumes. Bad acting. Bad direction. Clumsy editing. But these were only a vehicle to waste the state money. And the only promise they had to make was to serve and enforce the ultra nationalistic state directives.

The state propaganda stated the peasant is the source of the Aryans of the Eastern Europe. So they are well manicured even when working in the dirt. They also are dressed by the same factory that has made the costumes for the national standard of costumes. There is no road, yet they seem to be well connected.

And the acting... don't start me about it. The same old party members. They are confirmed to be politically right and they are well connected so who cares about acting?


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