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Terminus paradis (1998)

The Bucharest's suburb, a torrid summer day. Norica, a waitress and Mitu, a swineherd, meet and tease each other and starts a beverage competition. Their relationship is not just a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Costel Cascaval ...
Mitu
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Norica
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Vatasescu
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Grigore Cafanu
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Cpt. Burci
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Nelu
Dan Tudor
Doru Ana ...
Gili
Petrica Gheorghiu
Cornel Scripcaru
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Coca Bloos ...
Mitu's Mother
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Soldat
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Nicu
Cosmin Selesi ...
Zache
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The Bucharest's suburb, a torrid summer day. Norica, a waitress and Mitu, a swineherd, meet and tease each other and starts a beverage competition. Their relationship is not just a one-night stand. It would end with a marriage, if Norica wouldn't want to marry Gili, her 50's boss and boyfriend, and if Mitu wouldn't have to make two years of military service. Mitu's passion for Norica will make him to get in trouble: drove by his obsession for her, he makes something unforgettable. The society's resorts start moving and hunting the couple... Written by Peepyna

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7 October 1998 (France)  »

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Next Stop Paradise  »

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Romania's official submission to the 71st Academy Awards (1999) for Best Foreign Language Film. See more »

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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 »

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9 January 1999 | by (Bucharest, Romania) – See all my reviews

Terminus Paradis in one word: a mirror of real life, with shocking ideas, shocking words and images. Under this, a simple, but exhaustive analysis of post-communist Romanian life. The simple action, built on an American-like image, shows the pathological typology of the new "capitalist" mentality, adapted from the elder East-European one. The reactions of post-communist changes are different. Violence, on one side (like Cafanu, the hero of the story) and passivity, on the other side (like his colonel) are just a flash aimed on the Romanian mind.


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