Mr. Lazarescu, a 63 year old lonely man feels sick and calls the ambulance. When it arrives, the paramedic decides he should take him to the hospital but once there they decide to send him ... See full summary »
Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future.
When Costel Cascaval announces that he will be joining army no matter what, his mother is not wearing her glasses as she cries. In the next shot, when she is pushed out of the car, she is wearing glasses. See more »
One thing that I think is obvious during the entire length of the movie is the effort to create poetic effects, in the sense that ordinary life is distorted to convey some deeper meaning. The main character, Mitu, develops his own philosophy from working with pigs, the newlyweds take a ride on a fair wheel and Mitu shoots his gun, the car where the tense dialogue between father and son takes place almost crashes, Mitu drives a tank through a grill shack... The downward spiral of Mitu's life, the harsh life, misery, poor education, immorality, violence, madness, these are the driving forces of the story. Curiosity is not something the viewer is likely to experience watching the movie. The dominant emotional state that the images render is depression.
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