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Too Late (1996)
"Prea târziu" (original title)

 |  Drama, Thriller  |  May 1996 (France)
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Dumitri Costa
Cecilia Bârbora ...
Alina Ungureanu
Victor Rebengiuc ...
Elephant Foot
Dorel Visan ...
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Ion Fiscuteanu ...
Oana
Florin Calinescu ...
Maireanu
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Munteanu
Viorel Comanici
Lucian Iancu ...
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Serban Ionescu
Emil Hostina
Gavril Patru
Doru Ana
Zoltan Butuc
Dan Condurache
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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!


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