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In a small community in the Danube Delta that wavers between old traditions and new material aspirations, a teenager, Ryna, pays a heavy price in a search of her own identity.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Dorotheea Petre ...
Ryna
Valentin Popescu ...
Biri
Matthieu Rozé ...
George (as Mathieu Rozé)
Nicolae Praida ...
Bunicul
Aura Calarasu ...
La maman
Theodor Delciu ...
Le postier
George Custura ...
Le maire
Radu Romaniuc ...
Micu
Constantin Ghenescu ...
Le docteur Marcu
Dana Talos ...
Madame Marcu
George Robu ...
Le policier
Oxana Moravec ...
L'inspectrice
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16 year old Ryna is the daughter of a poor Romanian who runs a gas station in a small community in the Danube delta. Ryna has been brought up like a boy because her father had longed for a son. The film is about strong family ties, about gender identity, and about a despotic father slowly losing his grip. But, it is also about poverty, social suppression and the abuse of power. Ryna shows the awakening of a young girl's soul and the pain that goes with it. Caught between traditional values and materialistic dreams, in the end Ryna pays a heavy price in order to assert her own identity. Written by Elena Hazanov

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Another Christian orthodox nationalist discourse placed behind a feminist mask
5 March 2015 | by (France) – See all my reviews

This is another Christian orthodox nationalist discourse, this time placed behind a feminist mask. The mask does not cover the story well, so I assume it was later mixed into just to milk the funding commissions.

Ryna is a 16 innocent tomboy played by a 23 year old actress who looks like 27 and gives the cool of a 30+ woman. Her story could have been in any remote place as in Romania you can easily find villages without roads or power. But the production team chose the Danube Delta - a romantic place considered very relevant to tourism by the government. It is a disputed area and parts of it were claimed by Ukraine. Also it is a very diverse ethnic area. Yet the only non-Romanian is a Frenchman looking for the Latin roots although the only Latin related are the Romanians who are present in the area after the colonizations less century and a half before the action takes place.

The patriarchate is omnipresent. Yet at no time you get the feeling it is something wrong. The patriarchy is presented as something that belongs to those places and people.

It could have been a stand for equality between sexes. But the writer prefers to make Ryna a submissive woman with cliché feminine desires like being liked by the boys or buying a dress.

All this spiked with the regular Romanian bad acting and too many characters and subplots.


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