In 1918 a defeated Austro-Hungarian Baron Colonel Von Görtz returns home to Transylvania which has just been lost to Romania. A vengeful Von Görtz punishes the nearby villagers but Romanian Major Tudor Andrei aids them.
Two peasants from Transylvania go to America in order to meet their brother who had left Romania ten years earlier. They meet a prophet in the American state of Utah and eventually help the... See full summary »
Ovidiu Iulian Moldovan,
The Dacian kingdom lies at the eastern border of the Roman Empire.Only the river Danube separates the two mortal enemies.The Dacian king Decebalus knows that soon the vastly superior Roman legions will cross the river and attack Dacia.
The movie is based on a true story from the end of WWI, in Transylvania. A nobleman who owned some land in Transylvania returns home to find a part of his fortune burned to ashes during late 1918 when power was trasfered from AustroHungary to Romania. Looking for revenge, he ordered the killing of innocent Romanian peasants from a neighbouring village, which he suspected to be guilty for the losses he suffered. A Romanian officer from Romanian Transylvanian Volunteers Corp, decides to help the villagers to face the menace of the nobleman. Written by
Here, the story is still told almost well, and the direction is decent enough. One of the best scenes is the drinking roulette in the end, where the mercenaries are paired two by two, to drink themselves stupid, so that the oe keeping longer of each couple shoots the other. Of course, Amza Pella and Cornel Girbea offer the most interesting confrontation and outcome.
But, all in all, the movie doesn't bring anything new. It's just an adventure film on historical background.
I also remember that when I saw it people were commenting that the censorship had insisted to delete certain scenes, because they were too cruel, and Nicolaescu was able to keep them. For that period, it was interesting enough, but they can't compare with what one can see now as cruelty.
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