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Titus Popovici (novel)
Titus Popovici (screenplay)
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24 January 1972 (Romania) See more »
In order to avoid reprisals from the Wehrmacht for the murder of a soldier, intellectuals from a Romanian village try to convince Ipu, the village idiot, to take the blame for the murder and save everybody. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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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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8 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
World - definition of a child, 1 October 2009
Author: Armand from Romania

The world as construction of a child. A village. A war. A crime. And the best scapegoat. Some circles. like Visniec circles. And few walks in the search of essence of life. A movie who must be discover. Story about colors of ages, about a lost village and its leaders. The Nazi presence. And a boy with his fried, the fool of community. A film like a spring morning. Delicate and common. Sad and profound. Game of gestures and lace of words. After all, the death. As last sign of a long expectation. As key of soul's treasure. As definition of silence. A lesson for be yourself not a shadow of intentions. Old "El laberinto del fauno". Same taste. Different recipes.

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