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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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28 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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A stunning evocation of real-time medical hell See more (72 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

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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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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Rated R for language and brief nudity
Runtime:
150 min | Romania:153 min (original version) | Hong Kong:153 min
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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 »
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62 out of 69 people found the following review useful.
A stunning evocation of real-time medical hell, 17 November 2005
Author: Chris Knipp from Berkeley, California

Shown at the New York and Chicago film festivals, October 2005. A Tartan Films release in the US, limited release scheduled for May 2006.

Puiu was inspired at nineteen by Jim Jarmusch's "Stanger Than Paradise" to become a filmmaker. He says "ER" is syndicated in Rumania: "When you watch the American show, there's movement in every direction, the choreography of the characters is amazing -- but I can't believe any of it." In "Mr. Lazarescu" Puiu does an "ER," Rumanian style. There's movement in only one direction -- following sixty-something Lazarescu, a drinker with a sore belly and a terrible headache, on a Saturday night in Bucharest when there has been a bad bus accident, after he calls 911. Puiu throws out hints of profundity with names in the script like Lazarus, Virgil, Dante, Remus, and Angel; and the trek from hospital to hospital as Lazarescu's diagnosis changes and his condition worsens can be seen as a journey through Hell. But the film didn't win the Un Certain Regard top prize at Cannes this year because of any message. It's Puiu's attention to detail, the precise planning of dialog and camera positions that gives a sense of documentary accuracy to the action and makes the film compulsively watchable and somehow unique and yet universal.

A splendid movie. Probably one of the top five selections of the New York Film Festival. There is much that can be said about it but really only one thing need be said: see it as soon as you can. Watch for a DVD release.

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