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Niki Ardelean, colonel în rezerva (2003)

The hero is a retired army officer in the period of transition in Romania from the Communist rule to democracy. As many aged people during these times he loses a lot in position and ... See full summary »

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Niki Ardelean
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Florian (Flo) Tufaru
Coca Bloos ...
Poucha Ardelean
Mihaela Caracas ...
Doina Tufaru
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Eugen Tufaru
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Angela Tufaru
Marius Galea ...
Mihai Ardelean
Andreea Bibiri ...
Irina Ardelean
Constantin Ghenescu ...
Irina's father
Aristita Diamandi ...
Irina's mother
Alexandru Bindea ...
Irina's brother
Raluca Penu ...
Irina's sister
Ion Chelaru
Ruxandra Sireteanu
Alexandru Matei
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The hero is a retired army officer in the period of transition in Romania from the Communist rule to democracy. As many aged people during these times he loses a lot in position and material situation and is too aged to adapt and start building something from zero. His last resort is the family, but his home and family is also slowly decomposing under the pressure of the times. His elder son dies in a stupid home accident (the film starts with his funeral), than his only other child, a daughter moves to America in the search of a better material life. His life seems to fall under the control of his in-law, a mercantile and much better adapted man, who slowly seems to deprive him not only of his children, but also of his pride and human dignity. The violent end is unexpected, although typical for the Pintilie's movies, but if you look back and reflect on what you've seen on screen, everything before was a logical building of the end. Written by AnonymousB

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excellent
29 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie seems very modest at first but for those who have eyes to see behind the "nothing" in front they will find a masterpiece!

The story is very well written, but the director is even better!

Pintilie is the best Romanian director movie today.

Some may be scared by the truth they will find in this movie, like in all great art.

Many expect from movies just "entertainment".

They have no clue what art and truth are all about.

It is not just for Romanians, anybody can understand it.

The acting is superb!

I strongly recommend it to those who enjoy Quentin Tarantino.


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