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The Way I Spent the End of the World (2006)
"Cum mi-am petrecut sfarsitul lumii" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  30 August 2006 (France)
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In communist era Romania, people live with hope for a new life of freedom.

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Credited cast:
Dorotheea Petre ...
Eva Matei - a seventeen-year-old girl
Timotei Duma ...
Lalalilu 'Lali' Matei - Eva's little brother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anca Ahrfrescu ...
Soçia lui Nucu
Ioan Albu
Sergiu Anghel ...
The headmaster
Monalisa Basarab ...
Professorà cor
Ionut Becheru ...
Alexandru 'Alex' 'Vomicã' - a high school student in love with Eva
Adrian Bulboaca ...
The second guitarist
Ion Carangea
Jean Constantin ...
Uncle Floricã
Flaviu Crisan ...
Securitat policeman
Radu Câmpean ...
The soloist
Mircea Diaconu ...
Grigore Matei - Eva and Lali's father
Sorin Dinculescu ...
Profesonul panait
Bogdan Dumitrache ...
The doctor
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Bucharest 1989 - the last year of Ceausescu's dictatorship. Eva lives with her parents and her 7 year old brother, Lalalilu. One day at school, Eva and her boyfriend accidentally break a bust of Ceausescu. They are forced to confess their crime before a disciplinary committee and Eva is expelled from school and transferred to a reformatory establishment. There she meets Andrei, and decides to escape Romania with him. Lalalilu becomes convinced that Ceausescu is the main reason for Eva's decision to leave. So with his friends from school he devises a plan to kill the dictator. Written by Erin

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Best European Project Award at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. See more »

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The end scenes shows Eva on board a ship, the "Prinsendam" of the HAL (Holland America Line). However, historically the HAL has had two ships of that name, the first one tragically sank of the coast of Alaska in 1980, thankfully without casualties. The second ship of that name only joint HAL in 2002, before that it was know as the "Royal Viking Sun" since it's birth in 1988. In the period Eva supposedly received the letter from her younger brother there was no ship with that name. See more »

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Improvised by Catalin Mitulescu
Copyright 2006 by By Strada Films & Les Films Pelléas
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About same Romania
24 December 2006 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

A trip in memory. A story about an age and about an era. Only character of this movie is Ceausescu. And his presence in ours souls. At a first view is a combination Chagall-Blecher. A page of a old book. A yellow image. But the Romania of 1989 is the Romania of 2006, too. Same words, same dreams, same facts are the pieces of our life. To escape, to have, to be are the problems of everyday. So... . The extraordinary talent of Catalin Mitulescu is the result of a long clear deep observation of the pictures of present Romania. In this film is not the testimony of a communism's drop, a tale about love, absurd, lies and honor. It is a chronicle, a gorgeous chronicle about Revolution, Piata Universitatii, Iliescu regime, about Miron Cosma and the empty hope, about condition of Romanians, ever strange, ever cold. Lalalilu is our conscience. Ours jokes, patience, wait are the fruits of his desire to understand. "Our country is our country". It is possible a better definition of our condition?


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