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

Quotes

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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Spechless
14 July 2005 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

By saying this is the best Romanian movie I don't really say much about it, because there aren't any good Romanian movies, really (with few exceptions). But I can tell you that this is one of the best movies I have ever seen, and I have seen many. Not only it makes you laugh, but it makes you think. A little bit like American Beauty. The story is well put together and the acting quite impressive - gives you a strong real life impression. A school teacher needs money so he can be around the sister of one of his trouble-making students. His book (just released on the market) didn't have any buyers, so he need other funding sources. You'll see what and how. Overall, a movie not to miss.


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