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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
Camelia Zorlescu
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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deep bitter
20 June 2014 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

one of movies who presents Romania after Communism fall. bitter, cruel, sarcastic, dark, cold. a film about lost of hope and impossibility of escape from a dark circle. more important, a Mircea Daneliuc film. one of the great from his filmography because it is chronicle of a form of social madness and image of a free society in a profound crisis. the choice for Gheorghe Dinica and Coca Bloos for lead roles is more than inspired. a film about lost of life sense, it is a precious moral lesson and analysis of a world in search of its sense. that fact transforms the story in the not comfortable state after its end. strange taste, cruel verdict. and a film as remind of basic truth.


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