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Philanthropy (2002)
"Filantropica" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  15 March 2002 (Romania)
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Ovidiu, a high-school teacher looking for an extra buck, finds an unexpected way to earn easy money.

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Credited cast:
Mircea Diaconu ...
Ovidiu Gorea
Gheorghe Dinica ...
Pavel Puiut
Mara Nicolescu ...
Miruna
Viorica Voda ...
Diana Dobrovicescu
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Simpaticul
Florin Zamfirescu ...
Poetul Garii de Nord
Cristian Gheorghe ...
Robert Dobrovicescu
Florin Calinescu ...
Himself
Constantin Draganescu ...
Tatal
Monica Ghiuta ...
Mama
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Ospatarul
Valentin Popescu ...
Recuperator #1
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Karaoke singer
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Ovidiu, a high-school teacher looking for an extra buck, finds an unexpected way to earn easy money.

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Nae Caranfil, the director, does a cameo in most of his films. In Filantropica he appears in the Karaoke scene. See more »

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Poetul Garii de Nord: The girl's giggle in the tram definitively enchanted me. I am yet again upset, just like mister Ion Susai.
Ovidiu Gorea: Who is... Ion Susai?
Poetul Garii de Nord: A friend of mine, you don't know him.
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Close to perfect...
4 March 2006 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

...and an excellent commentary on the state of society not only in Romania but in the rest of the world. There are some references, small, almost hidden, to the World Bank and the EU, that help you to see the parallels between what's happening to the protagonist on a personal level and what's happening to Romania on a national level.

I've spent a lot of time in Romania over the last few years, and have wanted to tell people I know here in the UK about what it's really like over there - Filantropica gives me a chance to make what I say come to life. The portrayal of the rich, useless 'students', in particular, was so close to reality I just couldn't stop laughing.

....and the dogs at the beginning and the end are just, well, perfect!


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