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Titus Popovici (novel)
Titus Popovici (screenplay)
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24 January 1972 (Romania) See more »
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  (in credits order)
Amza Pellea ... Ipu, nebunul satului
Cristian Sofron ... Elev in vacanta
Ion Besoiu ... Parintele Ioan
Gheorghe Dinica ... Notar
Ioana Bulca ... Margareta
Octavian Cotescu ... Doctorul Bunu
Iurie Darie ... Ilegalist, fratele elevului
Klára Sebök ... Clara (as Maria Clara Sebök)
Stefan Mihailescu-Braila ... Plutonierul Gociman (as S. Mihailescu Braila)
Eugenia Bosânceanu ... D-na Bunu
Eliza Petrachescu ... Fumegoiaia
Sergiu Nicolaescu ... colonlul von Eck
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alexandru Herescu
Ernest Maftei ... Marcu
Lazar Vrabie ... Directorul casei de corectie

Directed by
Sergiu Nicolaescu 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Titus Popovici  novel "Moartea lui Ipu"
Titus Popovici  screenplay

Original Music by
Tiberiu Olah 
Cinematography by
Alexandru David 
Film Editing by
Yolanda Mîntulescu  (as Iolanda Mintulescu)
Production Design by
Marcel Bogos 
Set Decoration by
Marcel Bogos 
Costume Design by
Hortensia Georgescu 
Production Management
Sanda Manescu .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adriana Dumitrescu .... assistant director (as Adriana Dimitrescu)
Sound Department
Anusavan Salamanian .... sound (as A. Salamanian)
Radu Rusch .... stunts

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Also Known As:
"Atunci i-am condamnat pe toti la moarte" - Romania (original title)
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103 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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17 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
the top of the list for Sergiu's best films, 5 July 2006
Author: ekisest from Romania

This is in the top of the list for Sergiu's best films, maybe right under "Mihai Viteazu". A delicate, clever insight on human behavior in times of fear and oppression, written by Titus Popovici, Sergiu's long-time friend and collaborator. Powerhouse cast and crew renders even more beauty to the script. For a change, everything works in this Romanian film. From the first shot, one can feel this is a great film - the kid running in the field, and this feeling persists to the mind-blowing end. Discussions about the army, between Pellea and the kid, the dinner sequence, the funeral rehearsal - they are all unforgettable moments. Definitevly a winner at Cannes Festival 1971, if it had been selected.

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