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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 »
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Awards:
28 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
More than it seems 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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Trivia:
The man's full name is Dante Remus Lazarescu. Dante wrote of the circles of hell. Remus was a co-founder of ancient Rome, killed by his twin. Lazarescu reminds us of Lazarus, who was lucky enough to find someone who could raise him from the dead.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in 2006 Independent Spirit Awards (2006) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
In Apa MariiSee more »

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41 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
More than it seems, 31 October 2005
Author: mihaela serea from Romania

Indeed, this movie means a lot more than it seems to.

It is not only about a poor sanitary system. It is also about old age, loneliness, illness, about physical and mental degradation. It is about major as well as minor facts of life, about keeping the human feelings despite of hostile conditions. It is about obedience and dignity. It is about love and care. About bed luck, when it comes, about how to face it.

It is not a documentary; it is not a mass media investigation. It is an art movie, and if it was only about the sanitary system, such a gifted artist like Cristi Puiu shouldn't bother at all. Besides, you know, it is not only about what you say, it is a lot about how you say it. Just have a look and see a great screen play, a great director and great, great, great actors.

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