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 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.
a pretty good Romanian director. a great Romanian novelist. and a text, a real impressive cast, a fascinating dance. result - slice of Romanian tradition with nuances of psycho-drama. it is not more than seductive. option for Ion Rițiu, a favorite actor for Nicolaescu is not best option but the performance of Ștefan Iordache and Gheorghe Cozorici, the realistic metamorphose of young Mădălina and the use of nuances makes a good work. a film about obsession, ambitions, sin , guilty and fall. basic story. and refined use of it. the heart - Ciuleandra - madlene for revival of past, seal of a crime, axis of spiritual death. slice from old world, precise description of mental illness roots, it is crumb of an age memory. and proof of a director art .
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