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Patul conjugal (1993)

In post-Ceausescu Bucharest, everybody is struggling to make a living. Vasile Potop, a movie theatre manager, tries to find money for an abortion for his wife Carolina, because he cannot ... See full summary »

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Gheorghe Dinica ...
Vasile Potop
Coca Bloos ...
Carolina Potop
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Stela
Valentin Uritescu
Geo Costiniu
Jana Corea
Flavius Constantinescu
Nicolae Praida
Paul Chiributa
Eugen Cristian Motriuc ...
(as Cristian Motriuc)
Bujor Macrin
Dumitru Palade
Ion Popa
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In post-Ceausescu Bucharest, everybody is struggling to make a living. Vasile Potop, a movie theatre manager, tries to find money for an abortion for his wife Carolina, because he cannot afford to raise three kids. He tries to borrow from his attractive ticket seller Stela, but she quits the theatre and becomes a hooker. He then tries to sell his copy of Ceausescu's book that was not destroyed in the revolution, but that leads him into all kinds of trouble. Written by Will Gilbert

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Romania's official submission to the 66th Academy Awards (1994) for Best Foreign Language Film. See more »

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Mircea Daneliuc
17 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

in new context, the same honest image of reality. cruel honesty, bitter irony, scenes from a strange beginning, fight for survive and to build basic sense to the events. different by many Romanian movies after 1990 for the nuances who explores the lost of hope. the atmosphere is the same. and that does Patul conjugal special. in 1993 , it was perceived as support for political message. today, it reflects the same reality. because it is the story of a man looking escape from the pressure of a never ending crisis. and that does the film of Daneliuc useful. the science to explore the detail in its each piece. the definition of context using a case. the science to choice the right cast for describe the terror of every day reality. and the end for the fall of hope.


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