In order to avoid reprisals from the Wehrmacht for the murder of a soldier, intellectuals from a Romanian village try to convince Ipu, the village idiot, to take the blame for the murder and save everybody.
The Iron Guard, also known as Legion of Archangel Michael, was a Romanian nationalist and patriotic movement of extreme right; as such, after it rose to power, it supported Nazi Germany and... See full summary »
After Iron Guard member Paraipan discovers that commissioner Moldovan had staged his own death, he kidnaps Moldovan's son in order to draw him out. Tensions build up resulting in a final epic confrontation.
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
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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