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The Oak (1992)

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A description of Romania before Ceausescu's downfall, through the story of Nela. Daughter of a former colonel of the Securitate, the romanian political police. She refused to become as her ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Nela
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Mitica
Victor Rebengiuc ...
Village mayor
Dorel Visan ...
Country Priest
Ion Pavlescu
Mariana Mihut ...
Priest's wife
Gheorghe Visu ...
Priest in the train
Dan Condurache ...
Prosecutor
Virgil Andriescu ...
Nela's father
Matei Alexandru ...
Butusina
Leopoldina Balanuta ...
Nela's mother
Magda Catone ...
Mitica's assistant
Ionel Mihailescu ...
Titi
Dorina Lazar
Vasile Popa
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A description of Romania before Ceausescu's downfall, through the story of Nela. Daughter of a former colonel of the Securitate, the romanian political police. She refused to become as her sister, an agent of this Securitate, and lives with her father. After he died, she leaves Bucarest, and ends up in a little town, where she meets Mitica, a surgeon, another herself, laughing of everything. Written by Yepok

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22 January 1993 (USA)  »

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$3,700,000 (estimated)
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Mind blowingly powerful

I have seen thousands of films in my life, but this one goes right into the top five best films ever made. The gallows humor is hilarious, and black comedy is one of the hardest genres to master. The tragic elements of life in Romania are horrid, you cannot take your eyes off the film. I wholeheartedly give this a 10.


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