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.

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Gheorghe Cozorici ...
baronul von Görtz
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maiorul Tudor Andrei
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Captain Luca
Ion Besoiu ...
Captain Resz Lemeni
Amza Pellea ...
Frank
Jean Constantin ...
Corcodel
Colea Rautu ...
Ciungul
Corneliu Gîrbea ...
Niko
Klaus Gehrke ...
Soldat mercenar
Serban Ionescu ...
Mitru
Traian Costea ...
Locotenentul
Constantin Rautchi ...
Soldatul
Constantin Codrescu ...
Mayer
Mircea Gogan ...
Cizmarul
George Mihaita ...
Onut
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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 Motul

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26 January 1981 (Romania)  »

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Trap for Hired Guns  »

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Romanian actress Violeta Andrei got in character by reading psychology books on absinthe drinkers and by studying paintings of absinthe drinkers created by the famous French painter Edgar Degas.Due to the extreme cold weather the actress contracted pneumonia. See more »

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8 August 2000 | by (Bucuresti Romania) – See all my reviews

This movie have an excelent team of actors and a very good scenario based on realities of the years following WWI, in spite of the fact that it have a controversed subject, because of the nationalities depicted (romanian and hungarian). Anyhow I won't spoil the pleasure of seen this movie, but I tell to people who will watch that is a little bit violent, but that was the reality on that period of time. The genre is war/drama/adventure.


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