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Maria is the best rumanian movie I've ever seen, and it's not that I haven't seen a lot. Maria is a film about a young woman, who is having serious problems with her husband. Not to mention her 7 kids... She has to fight hard for every piece of bread, so that her family don't die in misery.
It's true, the movie isn't easy to watch. I think I've seen a lot of stuff like this, but the character of Maria is getting me so tight for the throat, that I can't stop the tears. Like I said - sad but true, because the movie is based on a true story. I won't tell you more details about the plot, you'll have to see it for yourself, it's worth, I guarantee.
Don't expect a boring movie. I still remember some scenes, some close-ups, some persons (they are ALL so typical for our time, for Rumania and it's problems of today, you won't never forget the fat dutch woman, talking some strange bad version of english), Maria.
But first of all, Maria is a beautiful picture. For me it's very similar to Tornatore's "MALENA". If you think (like me) MALENA is the most beautiful movie, MARIA is a must see for you.
Thank God, there's still more good directors with their warm, human, beauty pieces... Believe me, MARIA is one of those pieces...
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