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An Unforgettable Summer (1994)
"Un été inoubliable" (original title)

 -  Drama | Romance | War  -  11 November 1994 (USA)
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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 »

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Marie-Thérèse Von Debretsy
Claudiu Bleont ...
Capt. Petre Dumitriu
Olga Tudorache ...
Mme. Vorvoreanu
George Constantin ...
Gen. Tchilibia
Ion Pavlescu ...
Serban Lescari
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Lt. Turtureanu
Cornel Scripcaru
Tamara Cretulescu
Carmen Ungureanu
Mihai Constantin
Ioan Gyuri Pascu ...
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Dragos Pîslaru
Dorina Lazar
Beatha Fülop
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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 bleak and dangerous outpost on the Bulgarian/Romanian frontier where both their relationship and humanity are severely tested. Written by Dawn M. Barclift

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Socialism realism in the 1990s!
16 March 1999 | by (Arlington, VA, USA) – See all my reviews

The movie depicts the atrocities committed against Bulgarian peasants by the Romanian authorities after reconquering Southern Dobrogea at the end of World War I. Petre Dimitriu, a young army captain heads the local garrison and attempts in vain to prevent the killings. It is difficult to understand why Lucian Pintilie chose an obscure short-story, published in the early 1950s as subject for his film. The author, Petre Dimitriu, was at that time a young writer aspiring for recognition by the communist regime. The autobiographical story tries at the same time to vilify the former regime and to prove that the authors father had dissociated himself from that regime. The story was intended to reinforce the author's credentials and to help him become an aclaimed communist writer before his defection to the West. Lucian Pintilie's direction was not able to annihilate the political background of the story. Therefore, despite its qualities, the film rings like an anachronic revival of the socialist realism of the 1950s.


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