MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,702 this week

Children Underground (2001)

8.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.3/10 from 1,732 users   Metascore: 85/100
Reviews: 20 user | 16 critic | 7 from Metacritic.com

A profile of homeless Romanian children who were born victims of the nation's reckless population growth policy during its communist era.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 25 Nov 2011
 
a list of 21 titles
created 25 Mar 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 03 Oct 2013
 
a list of 27 titles
created 5 months ago
 
!
a list of 47 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Children Underground (2001)

Children Underground (2001) on IMDb 8.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Children Underground.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Documentary following Susan Tom of Fairfield, California and her 11 adopted special needs children.

Director: Jonathan Karsh
Stars: Susan Tom, Anthony Tom, Faith Tom
Streetwise (1984)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Gritty documentary looks at the life and lives of teenagers living on the streets of Seattle.

Director: Martin Bell
Stars: Roberta Joseph Hayes, Baby Gramps, Lou Ellen Couch
Until When (2004)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Set during the current Intifada, this documentary follows four Palestinian families living in Dheisheh Refugee Camp near Bethlehem. Fadi is 13 and cares for his 4 younger brothers, the ... See full summary »

Director: Dahna Abourahme
Promises (2001)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Several Jewish and Palestinian children are followed for three years and put in touch with each other, in this alternative look at the Jewish-Palestinian conflict. The three filmmakers ... See full summary »

Directors: Carlos Bolado, B.Z. Goldberg, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Moishe Bar Am, B.Z. Goldberg, Shlomo Green
Dark Days (2000)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A cinematic portrait of the homeless population who live permanently in the underground tunnels of New York City.

Director: Marc Singer
Stars: Marc Singer
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district.

Directors: Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman
Stars: Kochi, Avijit Halder, Shanti Das
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Filmed in Nepal and India this documentary presents the stories of young girls whose lives have been shattered by the child sex slave trade. The film provides actual footage from inside the... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Levine
Stars: Anuradha Koirala, Tim Robbins, Winona Ryder
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

This documentary follows a Mississippi Delta school district and a single Delta family as they struggle against the crippling effects of poverty in the wake of more than one hundred years of slavery.

Directors: Deborah Dickson, Susan Froemke, and 1 more credit »
Stars: LaLee Wallace, Reggie Barnes
Redlight (2009)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A powerful feature documentary about child sexploitation, an epidemic happening in every country around the world. Filmed over a four year period, REDLIGHT focuses on the personal stories ... See full summary »

Directors: Adi Ezroni, Guy Jacobson, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Somaly Mam, Reena, Sokha
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

From directors Senain Kheshgi and Geeta V. Patel comes PROJECT KASHMIR--a feature documentary in which the directors... See full synopsis »

Directors: Senain Kheshgi, Geeta Patel
Short | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

AIDS, drug abuse, police brutality, and other social ills in post-Soviet Russia.

Directors: Andrzej Celinski, Hanna Polak
Documentary | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Boy Interrupted looks at the life of Evan Perry a 15-year-old boy from New York who committed suicide in 2005. The film made by his parents Dana and Hart examines how Evan's bipolar ... See full summary »

Director: Dana Heinz Perry
Stars: Evan Scott Perry, Dana Heinz Perry, Hart Perry
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cristina Ionescu ...
Herself
Mihai Alexandre Tudose ...
Himself
Violeta 'Macarena' Rosu ...
Herself
Ana Turturica ...
Herself
Marian Turturica ...
Himself
Alexandru Beschina ...
Himself
Florin Ionut Calciu ...
Himself
Adrian Chiru ...
Himself
Romulus Cristescu ...
Himself
Ilie Fonfonile ...
Himself
Doru Grigore ...
Herself
Anca Hotnog ...
Herself
Claudia Luca ...
Herself
Angela Preda ...
Herself
Adrian Susanu ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

One of the most astonishing and engaging cinematic works of the past decade, CHILDREN UNDERGROUND is a profoundly intimate and heart-wrenching drama about homeless children struggling for survival on the streets and in the subways of Bucharest, Romania. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 October 2003 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Asphaltkinder in Bukarest  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Haunting but inspiring
8 March 2005 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Though it tells a sad story of a small group of runaway children living in squalor, the courage and survival instincts of some of these kids is inspiring. The filmmakers, to their credit, avoid preaching or commentary and there is (thankfully) no narration nor much incidental music to manipulate the viewer's emotional response, as so many lesser documentaries try to do. The DVD contains helpful follow-ups telling where the kids were at after the filming was done. Some of their stories are sad, others hopeful. The documentary doesn't create phony drama with "heroes" and "villains," it doesn't condemn or point fingers at parents or society but lets the audience make up its own mind, and hopefully some viewers will be inspired by this film to make a difference about troubled kids in their own communities.


9 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Anyone else found it disturbing when Mihai was cutting himself? albertogfive
About the Filmmaker not intervening when Children were beat.. Vjcat
Where are they now? Alice_N_Chains
Ana... kendrataylor
Bucharest 2008 daniel-981
I am very curious..... remybattery
Discuss Children Underground (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page