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22 September 2005 (Romania) See more »
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Mr. Lazarescu, a 63 year old lonely man feels sick and calls the ambulance. When it arrives, the paramedic... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
28 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Kafka and Mr. Lazarescu See more (73 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Ion Fiscuteanu ... Mr. Lazarescu (as Ioan Fiscuteanu)

Luminita Gheorghiu ... Mioara Avram
Doru Ana ... Sandu Sterian

Dorian Boguta ... Ambulantier (as Doru Boguta)
Dana Dogaru ... Mihaela Sterian
Robert Bumbes ... Robert
Bogdan Dumitrache ... Medic, Spitalui Sf. Spiridon

Dragos Bucur ... Misu
Dan Chiriac ... Medic triaj Spitalui Universitar
Laura Cret ... Medic ecograf, Spitalui Sf. Spiridon
Mihai Bratila ... Dr. Breslasu

Monica Barladeanu ... Mariana
Alexandru Fifea ... Brancardier, Spitalui Sf. Spiridon
Mimi Branescu ... Dr. Mirica

Rodica Lazar ... Dr. Laura Serban
Alina Berzunteanu ... Dr. Zamfir
Florina Alina Gleznea ... Asistenta, Spitalui Sf. Spiridon
Tudor Hristescu ... Dr. Kelemen
Simona Popescu ... Asistenta, Spitalui Bagdasar
Mirela Cioaba ... Marioara
Rodica Ionescu ... Asistenta, Spitalui Universitar
Cerasela Iosifescu ... Asistenta, Spitalui Filaret
Irina Kozsar ... Asistenta, Spitalui Universitar
Iulia Lazar ... Asistenta. Spitalui Filaret
Serban Pavlu ... Gelu
Alexandru Potocean ... Brancardier, Spitualui Bagdasar (as Alexandru Cristian Potocean)
Calin Puia ... Brancardier, Spitalui Universitar (as Calin Adrian Puia)
Anca Puiu ... Vecina
Emil Puiu ... Dl. Sandu
Iuliana Puiu ... Dna. Sanui
Smaranda Puiu ... Smaranda

Gabriel Spahiu ... Leo
Jean Lorin Sterian ... Medic, Spitalui Universitar
Mariana Stoica ... Pacienta, Spitalui Sf. Spiridon
Maria Serb ... Assistenta, Spitalui Bagdasar
Andrei Serban ... Brancardier, Spitalui Sf. Spiridon
Adrian Titieni ... Dr. Dragos Popescu
Cristian Turungiu ... Brancardier, Spitalui Universitar

Clara Voda ... Dr. Gina Filip
Ionel Zaharia ... Brancardier, Spitalui Universitar
Florin Zamfirescu ... Dr. Ardelean
Lorena-Andrada Zabrautanu ... Asistenta, Spitalui Universitar
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Directed by
Cristi Puiu 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Cristi Puiu 
Razvan Radulescu 

Produced by
Alexandru Munteanu .... executive producer
Bobby Paunescu .... producer
Anca Puiu .... line producer
Anca Puiu .... producer
 
Original Music by
Andreea Paduraru 
 
Cinematography by
Andrei Butica (hand camera)
Oleg Mutu 
 
Film Editing by
Dana Bunescu 
 
Casting by
Ana Szel 
 
Production Design by
Cristina Barbu 
 
Costume Design by
Cristina Barbu 
 
Makeup Department
Silvana Bratu .... makeup artist
Lidia Constantin .... key hair stylist
Lidia Ivanov .... key hair stylist
Maria Savulescu .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Tudor Hristescu .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Radu Jude .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Constantin Fleancu .... sound editor (as Titi Fleancu)
Constantin Fleancu .... sound
Cristian Tarnovetchi .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Georgiana Creanga .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Silvana Bratu .... still photographer
Adrian Sandor .... focus puller
Octavian Sotir .... camera loader
 
Casting Department
Alexandru Costin Stefan .... casting coordinator
 
Editorial Department
Maria Murgu .... dailies colorist
 
Other crew
Oana Giurgiu .... location manager
Ana Lungu .... continuity
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Moartea domnului Lazarescu" - Romania (original title)
"The Death of Mister Lazarescu" - Canada (English title) (festival title), International (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language and brief nudity
Runtime:
150 min | Romania:153 min (original version) | Hong Kong:153 min
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The film was shot in 45 days and edited in 38 days.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in 2006 Independent Spirit Awards (2006) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
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103 out of 113 people found the following review useful.
Kafka and Mr. Lazarescu, 29 September 2005
Author: flasuss from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Winner of the Un Certain Regard in Cannes, is like a version of "E.R" truly realistic, with the good, bad, indifferent, attentive, humble, arrogant, and, above all, human doctors. The title-character is far from being a hero, but that makes it easier to sympathize with him, which is essential here: we really feel like we were Lazarescus, going from hospital to hospital waiting for the help, never being treated properly, and the situation getting worse and worse as times goes by. Puiu's creates a documentary-like atmosphere to an almost Kafka-like situation, and fills the movie with dark humor and moments which can be shocking, but are never there just for that purpose. The entire cast delivers solid performances, specially Fiscuteanu as the remarkable Lazarescu Dante Remus and Luminita Gheorghiu as the paramedic. Reminded me of Hitchcock's "The Wrong Man" (one of his best and certainly the most overlooked), another documentary-like film about a man in a absurd, but also realistic, situation in a system that doesn't care about him. One of the best pictures of 2005.

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