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Philanthropy (2002)
"Filantropica" (original title)

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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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Gabriela Bobes
George Lungoci ...
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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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Filanthropia  »

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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 »

Quotes

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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FILANTROPICA (DIDIER BECU)
11 November 2003 | by (Gent, Belgium) – See all my reviews

Are you laughing or are you crying? I dunno and this realistic view on today's life in some east European country (Romania) makes you aware that the power is in hands of those who are related to the mob. "Filantropica" tells the story of an ordinary man, a schoolteacher who writes some books in his free time (without success). He earns enough to keep himself alive but from the moment he wants something out of line (sympathy for a gorgeous looking girl) he has just one route : following the route of crime. "Filantropica" shows perfect how the mob is involved in everything, from televisionshows till the beggar on the street and it might be a very hard movie, it's a brilliant masterpiece of today's society. Absolute must!


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