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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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Robert Dobrovicescu: Hey teach, I heard some talk about booting me out. What's up?
Ovidiu Gorea: You must've done something.
Robert Dobrovicescu: But you stick up for me! You're my buddy, right?
Ovidiu Gorea: What can I do, if you keep looking for trouble?
Robert Dobrovicescu: Let me spell it out for you. If they boot me out and you're on their side, you won't be my buddy anymore. Then I come see you... and slice you like salami. Fair? Sounds fair to me.
Ovidiu Gorea: I'll think about it.
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Black Humor Filantropica
6 March 2005 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Beautiful black humor film, which shows the system in Romania, even still today. The part of teacher Oividiu shows, how even now teachers have to fiddle to enrich their income.The young woman Diana is the personification of Romanian women who love their country and also find ways to add income, but still keep their pride, dignity and identity. They have style and grace. Diana and his wife know how to show this to the viewer.Wonderful acting. The youngsters could be from any place on this earth, they are all the same, react the same,have no identity, therefor it is great to see how Caranfil finds a great way to show the world of nothing to something. He proofs that there is character on both sides. Even the beggars get respect and in a humorous way there is a cooperation. During the film there is a symbiose between the poor and "nouveau rich" who respect and even complement each other.


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