Out of enthusiasm, a Militia soldier abandons his platoon and decides to fight for the cause of the Revolution. His Lieutenant and the rest of the crew look for him during the confused night of 22-23 December 1989.
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In 1999, during the Kosovo War,a train carrying NATO equipment, escorted by American Marines with Captain Doug Jones in command, is held back in Capalnita, a Romanian godforsaken village, by Doiaru, the station master, who blocks the train over a paperwork technicality. For five days the villagers try to take advantage of the Americans' unexpected presence. The mayor, for instance, organizes a celebration in their honor. On the other hand, sergeant David McLaren, Jones's second in command, falls in love with Monica, the crafty's station master's daughter, who dreams of a better world... And what about the Marines' initial mission? Written by
I never wrote any review so far, but after reading the other comments I
felt compelled to do it. First of all, you must understand this was a
work in progress, the movie remained unfinished. To all the users that
made negative comments I say to try not to feel directly involved and
to give the movie a objective note. Yes, there are some stereotypes
involved and people from the Western countries must realize this is not
who we are, neither we, as Romanians, nor other Balkan nations. There
were a lot of movies that had similar plots, like "La vita e bella" by
Roberto Benigni. This is a movie about war and it must be judged this
way. Try to get past the black screens, like some user complained
about, not giving the movie a fair interpretation. Things like that
MIGHT happen in the future, maybe this movie should be watched by our
politicians, as I consider it as a satire. What stroked me the most was
the the evolution of Assante's character, beautifully portrayed. Above
all, I recommend this movie for those who are fed up with Hollywood's
blockbusters and the "they lived happily ever after" movies. The world
needs from time to time a pure dose of reality.
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