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Writers:
Lucian Pintilie (screenplay)
Ion Luca Caragiale (based on work by)
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Cast

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Directed by
Lucian Pintilie 
 
Writing credits
Lucian Pintilie (screenplay)

Ion Luca Caragiale (based on work by) (as I.L. Caragiale)

Produced by
Bujor T. Rîpeanu .... delegate producer
 
Cinematography by
Florin Mihailescu 
 
Film Editing by
Eugenia Naghi 
 
Production Design by
Paul Bortnowski  (as Paul Bortnovschi)
Nicolae Schiopu 
 
Costume Design by
Doina Levinta 
 
Makeup Department
Elena Gheorghiu .... assistant makeup artist
Dana Lesu .... assistant makeup artist
Dana Roseanu .... assistant makeup artist
Elena Rucareanu .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Titi Popescu .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ovidiu Draganescu .... second assistant director
Mariana Petculescu .... assistant director
Rada Prejbeanu .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Ioan Mircea .... set construction supervisor
Ioana Paunica .... assistant set decorator
Emanuel Pîrlea .... property master
Daniel Raduta .... assistant set decorator
Marius Sîrbu .... property master
 
Sound Department
Andrei Papp .... sound engineer
Gabriel Pavelescu .... sound assistant
 
Special Effects by
Alexandru Mocanu .... pyrotechnics
Nicolae Novac .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stefan Ciurea .... still photographer
Alexandru Dumitru .... grip
Mihai Ionita .... gaffer
Ion Manolache .... grip
Mihai Mihailescu .... second assistant camera
Petre Petrescu .... first assistant camera
Ion Udrescu .... dolly grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dan Coman .... assistant costume designer
Margareta Farcas .... wardrobe mistress
Marie-Jeanne Grigoriu .... assistant costume designer
Mariana Teica .... wardrobe mistress
 
Editorial Department
Elena Fister .... assistant editor
Tudora Ilie .... assistant editor (as Tudorita Ilie)
Emilia Raducanu .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Vlad Chirileanu .... production assistant
Viorica Dinca .... production assistant
Gheorghe Georgescu .... production assistant
Maria Gologan .... production assistant
Constantin Harea .... production assistant
Malu Iosif .... choreographer
Alexandru Mateescu .... production assistant
Franciscus Mirco .... animal wrangler
Domnica Radulescu .... production secretary
Mihai Stavila .... production assistant
 

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10 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
great acting but the cinematography is aging badly, 5 August 2007
Author: dromasca from Herzlya, Israel

I was expecting for quite a while to see this movie, which is kind of a legend in the history of the Romanian cinema. Filmed at the beginning of the 80s and inspired by the work of the genial humorist and play-writer Caragiale, the film was banned until the fall of the Communist rule. Caragiale who lived and wrote 80-90 years ago was too actual and too subversive for the Romanian censorship, and so was the treatment he received under the hands of Pintilie, one of the greatest film and theater directors of Romania.

And yet I was disappointed, because the film is too much marked by the poor technical means of the Romanian cinema of that time. It is not that the film lacks vision. Using texts from Caragiale's plays and short stories Pintile creates a vision of Romanian low class suburbs ('mahala') which is both true to the past and present but also somehow prophetic for what Romania went through after the fall of the communism. An exquisite team of the best Romanian comedy actors gives great performances, with Mariana Mihutz shining over all other. And yet, the story telling lacks fluency, and the rhythms and colors are too often broken by the confusion created by poor technical quality. Too bad - this could have been a masterpiece of the Romanian cinema.

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