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Children Underground -- 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.

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5 October 2003 (Australia) See more »
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A profile of homeless Romanian children who were born victims of the nation's reckless population growth policy during its communist era. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Depressing and disquieting. See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
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
Cristina Tancau ... Herself
Angela Taureci ... Herself
Liliana Turturica ... Herself
Ionut Tutea ... Himself (as Father Ionut Tutea)
Costel ... Himself

Directed by
Edet Belzberg 
 
Produced by
Edet Belzberg .... producer
Michel Negroponte .... co-executive producer
Mona Nicoara .... associate producer
Jonathan Oppenheim .... co-producer
Alan Oxman .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Joel Goodman 
 
Cinematography by
Wolfgang Held 
 
Film Editing by
Jonathan Oppenheim 
 
Sound Department
Edet Belzberg .... sound
David Ellinwood .... sound editor
Tony Volante .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Editorial Department
Scot Olive .... colorist
 

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104 min
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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Depressing and disquieting., 4 January 2003
Author: no_one_special from CT

This film shows the daily routine of a group of homeless Romanian children living in a train station. Anyone who has ever seen or read about the homeless knows how depressing it is, and seeing children in this state of affairs only heightens it. The children here are addicted to Aurolac paint, which they inhale to get high. While the subject matter couldn't be any more depressing, Children Underground is very well made and holds one's attention.

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