short story by V. Voiculescu. a movie by Lucian Pintilie. for the writer - a kind of manifesto in first period of dark years under Communist regime, after a difficult period of prison for his Christian poems. for director - piece of a long chain, part of war against a mediocre society and episode of crusade for truth. in fact, for many of Romanian viewer, this movie is only cruel definition about yours motherland. a definition without age. same values in the second world war period, in Ceaușescu regime or in 2013 year. nothing new. same fear, same expectation, same humility as sign of fake hospitality. only others generations. new strangers nationality. but nothing significant. so, like the original story, it is a bitter image of a poor reality. and flavor of mythical past as excuse for gray present.
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