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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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Nela
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Mitica
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Village mayor
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Country Priest
Ion Pavlescu
Mariana Mihut ...
Priest's wife
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Priest in the train
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Prosecutor
Virgil Andriescu ...
Nela's father
Alexandru Matei ...
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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$3,700,000 (estimated)
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25 March 2002 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

This is the opposite of a Hollywood movie. This is a piece of reality and there is nothing glamorous about it. That's what makes "The Oak" a great movie, an experience to remember.

I am Romanian and I avoided this movie when I was in Romania, because of its subject. Last weekend, I found it in a video store in Seattle and I had to rent it. I am very glad I did and recommend it to all the European film lovers. It will give you an idea (in case you didn't experience it yourself) of what living under the communism meant, with all the pain, frustration and the happier moments.


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