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22 September 2005 (Romania) See more »
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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My opinion: go watch it, and deep inside you, you'll find hope... 'cause it never dies. See more (72 total) »


  (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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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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Rated R for language and brief nudity
150 min | Romania:153 min (original version) | Hong Kong:153 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The movie is the first in a series of 6 feature-length films that Cristi Puiu will direct, entitled "Stories From the Suburbs of Bucharest".See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in 2006 Independent Spirit Awards (2006) (TV)See more »
In Apa MariiSee more »


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26 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
My opinion: go watch it, and deep inside you, you'll find hope... 'cause it never dies., 3 October 2005
Author: Adina Benny

This is great! This movie is something that not only gives you a terrible feeling but it leaves you with a hope.... The hope that maybe, somehow this will end in a different way than the title says. It is admirable how Cristi Puiu managed to show a part of how Romania used to be. The simplicity, the community's moral help, the doctor's ignorance make this movie so much different of any other one I ever saw. It was like seeing everything LIVE. Maybe this is the reason it takes two hours and a half to watch it. It is rather hard for this movie theme to put 5 hours of action in only one and a half; a theme where every detail, every word, and every expression of their faces matter. My opinion: go watch it, and deep inside you, you'll find hope... 'cause it never dies.

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