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12:08 East of Bucharest (2006)
"A fost sau n-a fost?" (original title)

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It's the 22nd of December. Sixteen years have passed since the revolution, and in a small town Christmas is about to come. Piscoci, an old retired man is preparing for another Christmas ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mircea Andreescu ...
Teodor Corban ...
Virgil Jderescu
Ion Sapdaru ...
Tiberiu Manescu
Mirela Cioaba ...
Doamna Manescu
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Doamna Jderescu
Cristina Ciofu ...
Vali
Lucian Iftime ...
Lica
Annemarie Chertic ...
Vera
Petrica Sapdaru ...
Petrica
Catalin Paraschiv ...
Barman
George Guoqingyun ...
Chen
Constantin Dita ...
Tibi
Daniel Badale ...
Professor
Marius Rogojinski ...
Vecin (as Marius Rogojinschi)
Aurelia Tocu ...
Maricica Dima (voice)
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It's the 22nd of December. Sixteen years have passed since the revolution, and in a small town Christmas is about to come. Piscoci, an old retired man is preparing for another Christmas alone. Manescu, the history teacher, tries to keep up with his debts. Jderescu, the owner of a local television post, seems not to be so interested in the upcoming holidays. For him, the time to face history has come. Along with Manescu and Piscoci, he is trying to answer for himself a question which for 16 years has not had an answer: "Was it or wasn't it a revolution in their town?" Written by Alex

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29 September 2006 (Romania)  »

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€200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,586 (USA) (8 June 2007)

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$88,066 (USA) (24 August 2007)
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When a woman and her daughter visit old man Piscoci and ask him to be Santa Claus, the boom mic bobs in and out of the frame at the top of the screen multiple times throughout the shot. See more »

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A breath of fresh air!..
25 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

That's how I can describe this movie. I liked so much and it was so funny. Good characters, great story, a very deep message, and of course good humor!

The story line, through simple, make you still wonder about the movie even after it is over. The movie makes a 360 degrees circle and returns in the same place it started, leaving all of the questions unanswered and yet leaving us with a sense of serenity.

It is a piece of history and an insight into the Romanian current reality. But most of all, it is beautiful satire. Very funny!

I really recommend this movie!


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