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Dumitru Radu Popescu (screenplay) &
Geo Saizescu (screenplay)
Release Date:
11 March 1974 (Romania) See more »
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  (in credits order)
Sebastian Papaiani ... Pacala
Mariella Petrescu ... Pacalita
Stefan Mihailescu-Braila ... Padurarul
Vasilica Tastaman ... nevasta Padurarului
Octavian Cotescu ... Perceptorul
Mariana Mihut ... nevasta Perceptorulu
Aurel Cioranu ... Ion
Cosma Brasoveanu ... Georghe
Tanti Cocea ... mama lui Pacala
Ion Besoiu ... Seful bandei de hoti
Ovid Teodorescu ... Bandit gras
Stefan Banica ... Bandit slab
Geo Saizescu ... Judecator
Nucu Paunescu ... Hanguil
Ileana Stana Ionescu ... nevasta Judecatorului
Dorina Lazar ... Carciumareasa
Mihai Mereuta ... Tobosar
Alexandru Lungu
Dumitru Chesa ... Tobosar
Vasile Ichim
Victor Moldovan
Traian Daniceanu (as Traian Danceanu)
Cornel Dumitras ... Tobosar
Teodor Pîca ... Popa
Alecu Croitoru
Alexandru Cotescu ... Child
Corneliu Gîrbea (as Cornel Gîrbea)
Alexandru Stefanescu
Cornel Dolea
Adrian Stefanescu
Nicolae Dolea
Teodor Stavru
Aurel Gruscinschi
Jorj Voicu

Dorel Visan ... Calaul
Cornel Ispas
Alexandru Virgil Platon
Dragos Witkowski (as Dragos Witkowska)
Ion Angelescu-Moreni
Iosif Gheorghe
Ion Porsila
Valentin Malaele
Cristian Stefanescu
Dan Tufaru
Hamdi Cerchez
Ion Vâlcu ... Calaul (as Ion Vîlcu)
Constantin Diplan
Horia Folosea
Peter Paulhoffer
Gheorghe Crîsmaru
Dumitru Palade
Petre Gheorghiu-Goe
Dragos Mîrzan
Eugenia Bosânceanu (as Eugenia Bosînceanu)
Tamara Vasilache
Luiza Derderian-Marcoci
Valentina Cios (as Vali Cios)
Jana Gorea
Maria Patrascu
Astra Dan
Ileana Niculescu
Georgeta Mihailescu
Georgeta Lucian
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Costache Diamandi

Directed by
Geo Saizescu 
Writing credits
Dumitru Radu Popescu (screenplay) &
Geo Saizescu (screenplay)

Produced by
Vasilica Istrate .... producer
Original Music by
Radu Serban 
Cinematography by
Mircea George Cornea 
Film Editing by
Margareta Anescu 
Production Design by
Virgil Moise 
Costume Design by
Ileana Oroveanu 
Makeup Department
Rosalia Bartha .... makeup artist (as Rozalia Barta)
Maria Buzesteanu .... assistant makeup artist
Mihai Ionescu .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Sidonia Caracas .... production manager
Mircea Dumitrescu .... unit production manager
Vasile Stefan Ghita .... unit production manager
Dumitru Iliescu .... unit production manager
Ion Stefanescu .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rodica Constantinescu .... assistant director
Mircea George Cornea .... assistant director (as George Cornea)
Elefterie Voiculescu .... assistant director
Art Department
Mihai Anton .... assistant set decorator
Radu Burger .... property master
Traian Moghioros .... property master
Turturel Nastase .... assistant art director
Emanuel Pîrlea .... property master (as Emanoil Pîrlea)
Petre Veniamin .... assistant set decorator
Sound Department
Silviu Camil .... sound engineer
Jerzy Droszczak .... sound assistant (as Jerzy Droszceak)
Vasile Luca .... sound assistant
Dan-Stefan Rucareanu .... re-recording mixer (restored version)
Visual Effects by
Nikolay Ilyushin .... visual effects (as N.E. Iliusin)
Camera and Electrical Department
Radu Carp .... assistant camera
Stefan Ciurea .... still photographer
Alexandru Eremia .... grip
Dumitru Gaita .... assistant camera
Valeriu Gheorghe .... gaffer (as Gheorghe Valeriu)
Radu Ion .... camera operator
Virgil Ventoniuc .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugenia Crîsmaru-Basta .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Anca Dobrescu .... assistant editor
Elena Fister .... assistant editor
Lucia Munteanu .... color timer
Elena Pantazica .... assistant editor
Music Department
Paul Popescu .... conductor
Sabina Cornelia Stroescu .... music consultant
Other crew
Carmen Capeleanu .... title designer
Dan Eugen .... title designer

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126 min
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
only nice, 20 January 2015
Author: Armand from Romania

a comedy. not great, not bad, not ordinary. because it reflects, in same measure, the spirit of a period, a form of entertainment and the art of a director. its origin - the stories by Petre Dulfu, a Romanian national folklore explorer. after years it seems fake. but, for 1974 , it represents enjoy source. naive, childish, with horrible, for our time, artistic solutions, far by status of serious work, it has the gift to remember to generations of Romanian viewers, the seductive taste of childhood. and that is the cause for Pacala to be the memorable role of Sebastian Papaiani and one of popular comedy . sure, the acting is not great, the script is a kind of stories collection but the charm is out of doubt. for different forms of humor. and for the large slices of innocence.

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