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The Graduates (1986)

Liceenii (original title)
The love story of two tenth-graders in Romania before the revolution.

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Stefan Banica Jr. ...
Mihai
Mihai Constantin ...
Ionica
Oana Sîrbu ...
Dana
Cesonia Postelnicu ...
Geta
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Serban
Tamara Buciuceanu-Botez ...
Isoscel
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Socrate
Silviu Stanculescu ...
Serban's Father
Dorina Lazar ...
Serban's Mother
Sebastian Papaiani ...
Mihai's Father
Cristina Deleanu ...
The High-school Principal
Iarina Demian ...
Dana's Mother
Liviu Craciun ...
Dana's Father
Mihai Mereuta ...
Doorkeeper Pandele
Catalin Paduraru ...
Vlad
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The love story of two tenth-graders in Romania before the revolution.

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Charming indeed!
21 August 2009 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

As it happens, I was an assistant director to this movie - so my comments will provide some really valuable inside info.

Not surprisingly at all, the script was quite lousy. George Sovu, an education department inspector, was trying his hand at screen-writing, careful not to offend the communist authorities... I remember so well how exasperated Stefan Banica was - during the rehearsals, he was telling me: "I should paste on my brow the Communist Party status!"

...But what really saved the movie, was Nicolae Corjos' talent - his unique feeling of making it true. While shooting the most sensitive scenes, he used to say: "Now, silence, please... we must concentrate... and a sort of magic gets created, helping our actors to play their roles..." So, it's not surprising at all that this movie had such a box office success. Nick Corjos really knew how to talk to his audience.


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