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Mimi Branescu ... Fiul
Mihai Bratila ... Chelnerul
Victor Rebengiuc ... Tatal

Directed by
Cristi Puiu 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Cristi Puiu 

Produced by
Dan Badea .... executive producer
Cristina Ionescu .... producer
Cinematography by
Oleg Mutu 
Film Editing by
Dana Bunescu 
Makeup Department
Ioana Angelescu .... key makeup artist
Sound Department
Mihai Bogos .... sound recordist
Mihai Bogos .... sound
Dana Bunescu .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Ancuta Iordachescu .... focus puller
Gabriel Nita .... camera loader
Editorial Department
Dan Mitre .... colorist

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Also Known As:
"Un cartus de kent si un pachet de cafea" - Romania (original title)
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15 min
Aspect Ratio:
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19 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Flawless!!...Essence of cinematography!, 23 December 2004
Author: sebbastiann from Romania

Cristi Puiu brings out onto the screens a perfect picture which depicts the drama of a 50-year-old Romanian "bugeteer" who struggles to live in a society which no longer abides by any scale of values!

One mere conversation in a restaurant represents the synthesis of virgin society which makes no clear distinction between democracy and capitalism! It's more than's essence of life! The conversation is brutally cleaned of any metaphor and the plot swiftly develops to an unexpected ending.

The twist of the film reminds us of the old "Laurel and Hardy" gags which make us laugh and cry at the same time.Life is merciless for all these kind of characters.

A bravura performance from Victor Rebengiuc!

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