During the socialist period the Romanian cinema was widely recognized in my home country. The story about Yellow Rose was one of the best loved adventure movies in the mid-eighties. I remember how me and my friends and classmates were saving money just to go and watch them, "Masca de argint" being the most dynamic and vivid. Concerning the plot, all the films devoted to the adventures of Margelatu /a.k.a. Trandafirul galben/ are set in the mid 1840's, just before the Romanian revolution of 1848. Margelatu himself is a rather rough, dour and taciturn character, whose presence, nevertheless, is much impressive. "Masca de argint" begins with a jail-break - Margelatu is being taken out by his faithful friend, Buza /a superb performance by Szabolcz Czeh/. Then both of them start fighting the Romanian authorities in their favorite way. There are enough pub fights, shootings, and, which is the best in the series, a big fight on a square, including a dynamite blast of police barriers. Assuming that the authorities can not deal with Margelatu and his friends, Agatha Slatineanu launches a perfidious plan in order to discredit Margelatu, in which is involved even the Turkish consul in Bucharest. She is aided by the inventive arch-rogue /and at the same time coward/ Trojanoff, who pretends to have a diplomatic immunity. Margelatu has to deal with the new threat. The stunts are perfectly executed, the soundtrack is wonderful, the scenery of the Romanian mountains is just marvellous, the musical score, composed by G. Grigoriu is once again powerful, so I can only recommend the movie to everyone, who likes and apprehends the kind of adventures, typical for the cinema industries across East Europe.
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