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Maria (2003)

 |  Drama  |  30 March 2005 (France)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diana Dumbrava ...
Maria
Horatiu Malaele ...
Milco
Serban Ionescu ...
Ion
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Maia
Rona Hartner ...
Nuti
Florin Calinescu ...
Superviser
Florin Zamfirescu ...
Ahmed
Alexandru Bindea ...
Officer
Marinela Chelaru ...
Brunhilda
Mirela Gorea ...
Clara
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Pentagon
Magda Catone ...
Tena
Cristian Iacob ...
Paul
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Ioana
Eduard Paliu ...
Nicolae
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Mama ! An universal word !
25 September 2007 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

Yes this movie can be compared to many : SOPHIE'S CHOICE , MALENA , MAMA ROMA.......etc.The subject is universal and atemporal : How far will go a mother to save his child (her children) , to provide for him(them) ? A mother's love can be measured in those difficult moments of life . I liked particularly one moment in the movie when Ion ask that his children to eat first and then later he will have the dinner , this man animalized , despicable for some he puts the children first , that shows there is some humanity left in him.Also Ion is the result of a decadent society , where supposedly we are free , we are allowed to protest , even we can torch ourselves . Who cares ? Ion is losing his job , then the rest is just domino principle , snowball or whatever you wanna call it ,a series of violence , alcohol , gambling.But Maria is got a strong character , like Atlas with a huge globe on his back she is taking the responsibilities of feeding a large family , despite misery.


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