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Portile albastre ale orasului (1974)

An officer hated by his subordinates leads his AA battery into battle as they struggle to protect Bucharest from German bombers.

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Romeo Pop ...
slt. Rosu
Costel Constantin ...
serg. Ana
Dan Nutu ...
tunarul Paun
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tunarul Serbanescu
Dumitru Furdui ...
serg. Ionescu
Amza Pellea ...
col. Critescu
Aurel Cioranu ...
tunarul Ilie
Dumitru Rucareanu ...
tunarul Mazilu
Nicolae Dinica ...
serg. Negrila
Dan Damian ...
serg. Sprancenatu
Eugen Popita ...
tunarul Axinte
Viorel Comanici ...
tunarul Gheorghe
Petre Gheorghiu-Goe ...
Tunarul de santinela (as Petre Gheorghiu Goe)
Alexandru Matei ...
col. Caragea
Jean Lorin Florescu ...
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Freshly released from a military hospital where he had been treated for a wound caused by one of his subordinates, 2nd lieutenant Rosu retakes command of his AA battery. As Romania switches sides from the Axis to the Allies in August 1944, his unit fights to protect Bucharest from German bombers and fend off enemy attacks against their position.

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Drama | War

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25 March 1974 (Romania)  »

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The Blue Gates of the City  »

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about war
17 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

at first sigh, an experiment. because , in the first part, has the ambition to propose a different story about war, not original but useful for escape from the recipes of propaganda. in the second part ,the desire becomes good intention. the music, the acting maintain the aura of poetry of sacrifice and duty and discover the other and equality front to the death. but each is only fragment used on the wall of others well known solutions. the best detail, who saves the story and impose it as seductive memory for Romanian public - the collaboration between Marin Preda and Mircea Muresan. sure, it is a touching, beautiful story with a great potential. the exploration of essence of facts, emotions and gestures is ignored. but the viewer, the viewer from that period, reads suggestions and tricks and flavor of a state of fact. for the others, the music and the acting are enough.


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