In a small isolated village, in 1953, a wedding is interrupted by the news about the death of Stalin. Because any public celebration is forbidden, they decide to turn the happy event into a silent wedding.
Meda Andreea Victor,
In 1925 Romania, young Marie-Therese Von Debretsy refuses the flirtatious advances of her husband's commanding officer. As a result, the cosmopolitan family is reassigned to a brutally ... See full summary »
Kristin Scott Thomas,
Out of enthusiasm, a Militia soldier abandons his platoon and decides to fight for the cause of the Revolution. His Lieutenant and the rest of the crew look for him during the confused night of 22-23 December 1989.
Mr. Lazarescu, a 63 year old lonely man feels sick and calls the ambulance. When it arrives, the paramedic decides he should take him to the hospital but once there they decide to send him ... See full summary »
Paul Hanganu loves two women. Adriana his wife and the mother of their daughter, the woman with whom he's shared the thrills of the past ten years, and Raluca the woman who has made him redefine himself. He has to leave one of them before Christmas.
The Bucharest's suburb, a torrid summer day. Norica, a waitress and Mitu, a swineherd, meet and tease each other and starts a beverage competition. Their relationship is not just a ... See full summary »
An intriguing and often humorous story of lives intertwined...
Nae Caranfil's first feature is an intriguing and often humorous story of three pre- revolutionary Romanians whose lives are revealed to be intertwined as the film progresses. Telling the romantic comedy/drama in three chapters ("The Student," "The Actor," "The Soldier"), Caranfil's talent for recognizing humor and humanity in even the most grim of circumstances - which is so prominent in his later works - is evident here as well. It is a shame this film has had such limited exposure in the west, as it would certainly appeal to audiences here.
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