MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 25,452 this week

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

Unrated  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  29 September 2006 (Romania)
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 5,175 users   Metascore: 77/100
Reviews: 37 user | 65 critic | 16 from Metacritic.com

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 »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 24 titles
created 18 Jun 2011
 
a list of 38 titles
created 09 Jul 2012
 
a list of 45 titles
created 29 Oct 2012
 
a list of 38 titles
created 24 Nov 2013
 
list image
a list of 21 titles
created 22 Mar 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: 12:08 East of Bucharest (2006)

12:08 East of Bucharest (2006) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of 12:08 East of Bucharest.
13 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In communist era Romania, people live with hope for a new life of freedom.

Director: Catalin Mitulescu
Stars: Dorotheea Petre, Timotei Duma, Anca Ahrfrescu
Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Several urban legends of Communist Romania are dramatized.

Directors: Hanno Höfer, Razvan Marculescu, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Diana Cavallioti, Radu Iacoban, Vlad Ivanov
Aurora I (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An apartment kitchen: a man and a woman discuss Little Red Riding Hood, their voices hushed, mindful of waking the little girl sleeping next room. Waste land on the city outskirts: behind a... See full summary »

Director: Cristi Puiu
Stars: Cristi Puiu, Clara Voda, Catrinel Dumitrescu
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Paul Hanganu loves two women. Adriana his wife and the mother of their daughter, the woman with whom he's shared the thrills of the past ten years, and Raluca the woman who has made him redefine himself. He has to leave one of them before Christmas.

Director: Radu Muntean
Stars: Mimi Branescu, Mirela Oprisor, Maria Popistasu
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

On his spring break at the seaside, with his wife and his four year old son, Bogdan Ciocazanu runs into his best friends from high-school at the precise date and time that reminds all of ... See full summary »

Director: Radu Muntean
Stars: Dragos Bucur, Anamaria Marinca, Mimi Branescu
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A railway chief delays a NATO train transporting military equipment during the war in Kosovo in 1999.

Director: Cristian Nemescu
Stars: Armand Assante, Jamie Elman, Razvan Vasilescu
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Two weeks before his release, a teenage prisoner learns that his mother has returned home. Meanwhile, he finds himself in love with a student working in the penitentiary as an intern.

Director: Florin Serban
Stars: George Pistereanu, Ada Condeescu, Mihai Constantin
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A woman assists her friend in arranging an illegal abortion in 1980s Romania.

Director: Cristian Mungiu
Stars: Anamaria Marinca, Vlad Ivanov, Laura Vasiliu
Hooked (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The story of some ordinary people who undergo a relationship crisis, as well as a consciousness crisis - people who find themselves in an extreme situation and give up their principles.

Director: Adrian Sitaru
Stars: Adrian Titieni, Ioana Flora, Maria Dinulescu
Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Corneliu Porumboiu
Stars: Adrian Porumboiu, Corneliu Porumboiu
Director: Corneliu Porumboiu
Stars: Toma Cuzin, Radu Banzaru, Florin Kevorkian
Occident (2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Occident is a bittersweet comedy that focuses on the growing tendency of Eastern European youth to migrate west. When the amicable Luci (Alexandru Papadopol) and his beautiful lover Sorina ... See full summary »

Director: Cristian Mungiu
Stars: Alexandru Papadopol, Anca-Ioana Androne, Samuel Tastet
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mircea Andreescu ...
Teodor Corban ...
Virgil Jderescu
Ion Sapdaru ...
Tiberiu Manescu
Mirela Cioaba ...
Doamna Manescu
...
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)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 September 2006 (Romania)  »

Also Known As:

12:08 East of Bucharest  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

€200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$88,066 (USA) (24 August 2007)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

| (Technicolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Siskel & Ebert: The Best of 2007 (2007) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A slow motion towards the essential
24 September 2007 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

A very good piece of work that seems slow when you watch it and is very effective in the end. It makes you sad and hopeful at the same time. After having gone through revolution the actors are sucked up by their daily struggles about money, love and dignity. The pictures are dark and don't make you want to go to Romania in December. Nevertheless it is a must for everybody who is interested in understanding Romanian culture. But first of all it is a contribution to the national discourse in Romania itself. I would like to see more of the process of Romanian self-reflection. Unfortunately Romanian films are hardly available on DVD outside of the country.


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
title ppeerrssoonnaa
Where was it set? lovefilm375
the french revolution scene kaskata-1
trailer music macnus-1
Please Help With Music! celeb_sleuth
location essential to movie meaning jimmmy_woo
Discuss 12:08 East of Bucharest (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?