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California Dreamin' (2007) More at IMDbPro »California Dreamin' (Nesfarsit) (original title)

California Dreamin' -- In this sexy, comedic war epic, a band of U.S. soldiers are stranded in a Romanian village where they spark romance with local women until violence erupts.


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  (in credits order)

Armand Assante ... Captain Doug Jones - the American military officer in command

Jamie Elman ... Sergeant David McLaren - the second in command, attracted to Monica

Razvan Vasilescu ... Doiaru - the station master

Maria Dinulescu ... Monica - the station master's daughter, who dreams of a better life
Alexandru Margineanu ... Andrei - a villager in love with Monica (as Alex Margineanu)
Ion Sapdaru ... The Mayor
Alexandru Dragoi ... Rodriguez

Andi Vasluianu ... Soldier Marian (as Andrei Vasluianu)
Sabina Branduse ... Despina

Gabriel Spahiu ... The trade union chief , Andrei's father

Gabriel Radu ... Stelica
Constantin Dita ... Paul - the mayor's son, a womanizer
Eduard Dumitru ... Mitroi
Alexandru Georgescu ... Corporal Tanase
Cristi Olesher ... Young Doiaru
Catalina Mustata ... Ana - the mayor's wife
Cornel Bulai ... Costel
Diana Dumbrava ... Doiaru's Mother
Dan Astileanu ... Doiaru's Father
Nicodim Ungureanu ... Police Chief
Ionut Brancu ... Minister of Transport
Tomi Cristin ... Minister of Foreign Affairs
Teodor Corban ... Secretary of State
Antonia Ionescu ... Young Girl #1
Laura Voicu ... Young Girl #2
Catalina Harabagiu ... Young Girl #3
Ilinca Harnut ... Young Girl #4

Crina Semciuc ... Young Girl #5

Paul Ipate ... Romanian Soldier #1
Bogdan Marhodin ... Romanian Soldier #2
Nelu Craciun ... Petre
Adrian Anghel ... Fane
Bogdan Cotlet ... Nerd #1
Andrei Solomon ... Nerd #2

Ileana Toma ... Girl #1
Adela Mihai ... Girl #2
Adriana Gheorghisor ... Girl #3

Neculai Predica ... SNCFR Director (as Nicu Predica)
Cristinel Botea ... Engineer
Catalin Paraschiv ... DJ
Aura Calarasu ... Andrei's Mother
Elvis Romano ... Niki Fortune
Ionut Chivu ... Romanian Officer
Vitalie Ursu ... The Russian
Madalina Ghitescu ... Luiza
Andreea Samson ... Mayor's Secretary
Marcel Cobzariu ... Foreman (as Marcello Cobzarju)
Armand Utma ... Classmate #1
Andrei Pandele ... Classmate #2
Constantin Draganescu ... The Grandfather

Florin Penisoara ... Archie
Christopher Troxler ... Soldier

Marco Assante ... Benny Harper

Bart Sidles ... Bart Turner
Adrian Cazdaru ... Controller
Florin Burcea ... Child
Andrei Sever ... Young Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daniel Visan

Directed by
Cristian Nemescu 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Catherine Linstrum  additional dialogue
Cristian Nemescu 
Tudor Voican 

Produced by
Dan Badea .... executive producer
Andrei Boncea .... producer
Calin Furtunescu .... line producer
Iuliana Tarnovetchi .... executive producer
Mihai Toderiuc .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Liviu Marghidan 
Film Editing by
Catalin Cristutiu 
Casting by
Domnica Circiumaru 
Alex Johnson 
Production Design by
Ioana Corciova 
Art Direction by
Iulian Bostanaru 
Andreea Popa 
Set Decoration by
Angelo Anghelescu 
Costume Design by
Ana Ioneci 
Makeup Department
Lidia Constantin .... key hair stylist
Lidia Ivanov .... key hair stylist
Andrea Dardea Tesdall .... key makeup artist (as Andreea Dardea)
Production Management
Raul Cosma .... unit manager
Marian Pascale .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Aniela Galiceanu .... first assistant director
Claudia Marcu .... assistant director
Claudia Marcu .... assistant director
Razvan Secara .... assistant director
Ruxandra Slotea .... second assistant director
Art Department
Oana Babes .... art department coordinator
Marius Bardasan .... property master
Cristian Mihaila .... property buyer
Gabriela Nechita .... storyboard artist
Vlad Panaitescu .... set construction manager
Eugen Pisau .... props
Aurel Popescu .... construction manager
Sound Department
Dana Bunescu .... sound editor
Nicolae Comarzan .... boom operator
Marius Emil Stanescu .... boom operator
André Fèvre .... foley artist
Cristinel Sirli .... sound mixer (as Christinel Sirli)
Cristian Tarnovetchi .... sound mixer
Andrei Toncu .... sound designer
Special Effects by
Stegaru Adrian .... weapons
Adrian Popescu .... special effects supervisor
Florin Barcun .... stunt performer
Mihai Diaconu .... stunts
Madalin Dragan .... stunts
Doru Dumitrescu .... stunts
Alin Luchian .... stunts
Catalin Mancafa .... stunts
Marin Petrica .... stunt performer
Rasvan Puiu .... stunt coordinator
Florin Stancu .... stuntman
Maria-Antoaneta Tudor .... stunt performer (as Maria Antoaneta Ilie)
Andrei Vintileanu .... stunts
Daniel Visan .... stunt player
Camera and Electrical Department
Doru Andreescu .... gaffer
Octavian Andreescu .... lighting director
Lupsa Armand .... electrician
Militaru Aurel-Marian .... electrician (2007)
Andrei Badescu .... grip
Barbu Balasoiu .... camera operator: camera B
Andrei Butica .... camera operator: camera A
Radu Cioplea .... film loader
Radu Marinescu .... key grip
Bogdan Alexandru Sicorschi .... grip
Sorin Stanciu .... grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Luminita Lungu .... costume supervisor
Carmen Stefan .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Bogdan Alexandru .... digital intermediate operator
Roberta Raduca .... digital intermediate colorist
Transportation Department
Sorina Dumitru .... picture vehicles
Vali Georgescu .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Marco Assante .... assistant: Armand Assante
Teo Bostanica .... key assistant
Irene Iovan Calangiu .... production coordinator (as Iovan Irene)
Adrian Codoi .... location manager
Laurence Granec .... press attache: France
Mariana Lina .... script supervisor
Ciocan Luci .... financial controller
Karine Menard .... press attache: France
Alex Molea .... production assistant
Amalia Morar .... production secretary
Petruta Panait .... titles
Silviu Tofan .... location assistant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"California Dreamin' (Nesfarsit)" - Romania (original title)
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155 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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French visa # 119156.See more »
Continuity: When Captain Jones is talking to Doiaru in his office, the clock behind Doiaru goes from 4:15 to 4:12 and back to 4:15 in the matter of a few seconds.See more »
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21 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
It takes you out of the American movie style, 20 June 2007
Author: izotope from Romania

Hm... lets see:

This movie is kinda different , it takes you out of the American movie style(lots of shots ,as much action as possible but..for what?). Simple low budget movie that shows that you could make a good movie if you have good ideas! Somebody once produced a brilliant movie shot in one room, .. just one room! ..yes i'm talking about "12 Angry Men" , so "California Dreamin'" based on (i consider) a good plot with low amount of money it deserve to be watched.

Fugitive brief: *Action is placed in Romania, in a small village,year 1999. *Americans were passing through Romania to deliver NATO equipment *In a small village they were stopped by the Railway chief because they were not having any travel papers.(Alltough the railway chief was having orders to let them pass) *They remain in that village for a couple of days until the papers problem was solved (Railway chief explaining the Americans that they ain't better than the rest and need to follow Romanian law)

PS: excuse my English!

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