7.8/10
454
6 user 2 critic

Too Late (1996)

Prea târziu (original title)
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

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 »

Director: Lucian Pintilie
Stars: Costel Cascaval, Dorina Chiriac, Gheorghe Visu
The Oak (1992)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

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 »

Director: Lucian Pintilie
Stars: Maia Morgenstern, Razvan Vasilescu, Victor Rebengiuc
Niki and Flo (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The hero is a retired army officer in the period of transition in Romania from the Communist rule to democracy. As many aged people during these times he loses a lot in position and ... See full summary »

Director: Lucian Pintilie
Stars: Victor Rebengiuc, Razvan Vasilescu, Coca Bloos
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A young journalist interviews a man who was a torturer during the early days of the communist regime in Romania.

Director: Lucian Pintilie
Stars: Gheorghe Dinica, Radu Beligan, Ioana Ana Macaria
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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 »

Director: Lucian Pintilie
Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Claudiu Bleont, Olga Tudorache
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A prosecutor, policemen and teacher bring the students Vuica and Nicu to a restaurant to re-enact their drunken brawl there, and have it filmed to show the effects of alcoholism.

Director: Lucian Pintilie
Stars: George Constantin, Emil Botta, George Mihaita
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A small world of bourgeois intrigues and frivolities lived with intensity by its own protagonists: Pampon's lover, Didina is in love with the barber Nae, who is Mitza's lover, while she is ... See full summary »

Director: Lucian Pintilie
Stars: Victor Rebengiuc, Mariana Mihut, Petrica Gheorghiu
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A railway chief delays a NATO train transporting military equipment during the war in Kosovo in 1999.

Director: Cristian Nemescu
Stars: Armand Assante, Jamie Elman, Razvan Vasilescu
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A newbie agrees to deliver the wrong merchandise for money. He will learn soon that this trip will change his views about life, forever.

Director: Cristi Puiu
Stars: Alexandru Papadopol, Dragos Bucur, Ioana Flora
Asphalt Tango (1996)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A desperate husband chases a bus full of beautiful women headed for Paris, France.

Director: Nae Caranfil
Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Mircea Diaconu, Florin Calinescu
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

The film is an adaptation of a novel by Marin Preda, a controversial novelist who died during the Communist rule soon after the book was published. It tells the story of an intellectual, ... See full summary »

Director: Serban Marinescu
Stars: Stefan Iordache, Gheorghe Dinica, Dorel Visan
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

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 »

Director: Cristi Puiu
Stars: Ion Fiscuteanu, Luminita Gheorghiu, Doru Ana
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Dumitri Costa
Cecilia Bârbora ...
Alina Ungureanu
Victor Rebengiuc ...
Elephant Foot
Dorel Visan ...
The prefect
Ion Fiscuteanu ...
Oana
Florin Calinescu ...
Maireanu
...
Munteanu
Viorel Comanici
Lucian Iancu ...
(as Iancu Lucian)
Serban Ionescu
Gavril Patru
Doru Ana
Zoltan Butuc
Dan Condurache
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

8 January 1997 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Too Late  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Too late, indeed - but, for Pintilie!
19 July 2008 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

It's a well known fact that the 10 years break between "Reconstituirea" and "De ce trag clopotele, Miticä?" was fatal to Lucian Pintilie, making him lose his movie-touch in a terminal way, his last sparks in cinema being noticed in "Balanta" and "O varä de neuitat" - two movies that contained a few good scenes. Unfortunately, the shameful "Prea târziu" is only the beginning of the author's final decline...

While fancying to attempt an in-depth analysis of Romanian society of the '90s, the story only juggles with some opportunist concepts, speculating in a gratuitous and expositive way the painful impact of the so-called "Mineriades". The conclusion is ridiculously hysteric: Romanian people turned into an underground killing beast, hungry for blood, for whose redemption it's "too late"...

The directing is primitively-violent, using cheap naturalist tactics that try to pose as "style". And Pintilie's personal obsession for full frontal male nudes, showing their genitals without the least aesthetic or semantic legitimacy, reaches here nightmarish proportions... We are deeply sorry, but NOT EVERYBODY is fascinated by staring between the legs of naked men, thank you very much!


8 of 40 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Too Late (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?