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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 5 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Haunting but inspiring See more (19 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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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Haunting but inspiring, 8 March 2005
Author: Petros000 from California

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.

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