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Ion Siminie ...
Marshal Ion Antonescu
Adrian Vâlcu ...
King Mihai I (as Adrian Vîlcu)
Gheorghe Dinica ...
Mihai Antonescu
Stefan Radoff ...
Iuliu Maniu
Jürgen Lederer
Peter Wolf Joachim
Nicolas König ...
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Serban Ionescu ...
Lucretiu Patrascanu
George Alexandru
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Petru Groza
George Constantin ...
Mitica Popescu
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Focused around the August 23rd 1944 coup against Marshal Antonescu, the movie also tackles other topics from the same era such as the Iron Guard rebellion and the execution of political leaders by communists.

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about a dark episode of Romanian past
18 December 2012 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

first time, I viewed this film in high school, like a break after few good hours of history lesson prepare. it will be a support for a right image about a confuse moment of Romanian past. in fact, it was only a demonstration of good performance of few actors. the work of Sergiu Nicolaescu is not bad. but, subjective constructions, theirs are only full patriotic products. in this case, desire is to create something different. but the Manichean nuances, the deep admiration for Ion Antonescu, the need to define portrait of a national hero is obvious. sure, an artistic film is not a documentary. but if is it its ambition ? to9 tell truth, entire truth, to analyze - in small pieces - roots, skin and fruits of an event ? so, the basic value of this interesting movie is to open discussion about a dark problem. beginning of debate, part of director vision about history, it is one of first steps on a long way.


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