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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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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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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
See this film, 16 August 2004
Author: Splattii from A Region Free World

Whenever people ask me for some recommendations, I always bring this one up. I’ve seen many depressing films in my life, but this has to be one of the worst. It’s hard to imagine what it must be like to be one of those children living as they do. The paint sniffing, the lack of food and the fighting at their age is just sad. I found myself forgetting the ages of these children, but after finishing the film the pictures of some of the children have yet to leave my head months later. There are films like KIDS or Pixote that do their best in trying to portray a day in the life of a youth in their environment. This film is a step inside their lives, as even upon a child being gang beat, the camera did not interfere. The image of the child being beaten by a group of other children is vivid in my head today, and should be. This film was meant to over the eyes of people, and I guarantee it will to anyone who gives it a chance too.

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