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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.


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Credited cast:
Amza Pellea ...
taranul Manlache Preda
Ernest Maftei ...
cantonierul Sava Petrache
Gheorghe Dinica ...
Ion, Seful de Post de Jandarmi
Ioana Pavelescu ...
taranca Ruxsandra
Sergiu Nicolaescu ...
Procurorul Tudor Marian
Emmerich Schäffer ...
Boierul Leon Paraianu
Mihai Mereuta ...
Plutonierul Bobinca
Aimee Iacobescu ...
Magda Paraianu (as Aimée Iacobescu)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ion Andrei
Elena Dacian ...
Mama lui Manolache Preda
Alexandru Dobrescu ...
Judecatorul Elefterescu
Vasile Finaru
Dumitru Ghiuzelea
Corneliu Gîrbea ...
Ciobanul Badin (as Cornel Girbea)
Elisabeta Jar ...
(as Elisabeta Jar-Rozorea)


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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Amza Pellea
11 January 2013 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

it is his film. great performance and force of a character who it has script as root. many nuances. few extraordinaries scenes. and a cross. as axis of a redemption without limits. or sense. a delicate love story. and an injured. prejudices of a community. and a murder as mirror for everybody. short - must see it ! not for its beauty - it is really touching. not for wise measure - it is a truth. not for cast - it is remarkable. but for Amza Pellea as sign of passing silhouette. and for last scene. or, only for ball of questions front with a film about sin and pain and hope and dark gestures. must see it ! as isle of memory. because it remains a little more than an adaptation.

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