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Niki and Flo (2003)
"Niki Ardelean, colonel în rezerva" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  2 March 2012 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Victor Rebengiuc ...
Niki Ardelean
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Florian (Flo) Tufaru
Coca Bloos ...
Poucha Ardelean
Mihaela Caracas ...
Doina Tufaru
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Eugen Tufaru
Dorina Chiriac ...
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
Matei Alexandru
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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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A history of romanian modern society in just two hours
4 February 2004 | by (somewhere in romania) – See all my reviews

When i first saw this film,I laughed at the end.Then I started thinking,and thinking,and thinking...And what I realised was that i was in front of a masterpiece,a masterpiece about life,about the confrontation between the new and the old in Romania.The slow alienation of Niki is the slow madness we all sink in when we see our world turned upside down.This "brave new world" we all live in is nothing but a shallow image without any values or guidelines.Flo is the perfect representant of this pseudointelectual society and at the end,I think everybody who sees the film considers Niki's action justified.It seems one can only resolve his problems through violence nowadays.


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