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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Costel Cascaval ...
Mitu
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Norica
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Vatasescu
Victor Rebengiuc ...
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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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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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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Some train journeys are not meant to be made in Romania !!!
5 June 2007 | by (Paris,France) – See all my reviews

One meaning of "Terminus Paradis" is that all trains have to stop somewhere. This is true for human beings too as all of their journeys must inevitably end somewhere. This is precisely something which the maverick Romanian master Lucian Pintilie has shown in his film. At its core "Terminus Paradis" is an eccentric love story par excellence. When I say an eccentric love story, I mean that in this poignant story the end is not something which the lovers had always anticipated.The leading actress Dorina Chiriac has a charming doll like face. This has surely helped her to give dazzling touches to her very naive looking character. A lot can be said about Costel Cascaval's acting talents too. He has given a solid, convincing performance.Enjoy this film by drinking a lot of beer.


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