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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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Cast

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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There is a longer scene in the movie showing a bus trying to turn around on muddy soil. The bus is a Rocar bus, which has been produced only after 1990, and it has stickers on its doors, which surely have not been used before 1989. See more »

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Music composed by Roman Sazu and O. Brezau
Lyrics by A Motora Ionescu
Copyright 2006 by By Strada Films & Les Films Pelléas
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A beautiful film about the hard times of our childhood when we still dreamed

Beautiful indeed. The beauty of this film is that it presents with high fidelity a era not so long ago in our life but so long ago in our memories. It's like you were closing your eyes and go back in those time. The atmosphere is recreated in the smallest details. Even the bottles of milk are the same they were 20 years ago. The director is not a judge, he just presents facts through eyes of different persons, as he recreates the every day life of people. this film is not a film of hate as we were used 17 years when we saw film about that times. It is a film to see with your heart open, with your soul free of any ideeas. It is a film of making peace with the past and with ourself. Take just little from your time and go see it.


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