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The Paper Will Be Blue (2006)

Hîrtia va fi albastrã (original title)
Out of enthusiasm, a Militia soldier abandons his platoon and decides to fight for the cause of the Revolution. His Lieutenant and the rest of the crew look for him during the confused night of 22-23 December 1989.

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Adi Carauleanu ...
Lt. Neagu
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Dragos
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Bogdan
Alexandru Potocean ...
Vasile
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Aurel
Dana Dogaru ...
Dna Andronescu
Ion Sapdaru ...
Craciun
Mimi Branescu ...
Lt. Deleanu
Alexandru Georgescu ...
Lt. Voinescu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Valentin Antofi ...
Redactor TVR
Dorian Boguta ...
Ranit (as Doru Boguta)
Viorel Comanici ...
Maior Costinas
Constantin Dita ...
Panghe
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Dorina
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Out of enthusiasm, a Militia soldier abandons his platoon and decides to fight for the cause of the Revolution. His Lieutenant and the rest of the crew look for him during the confused night of 22-23 December 1989.

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The Paper Will Be Blue  »

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€700,000 (estimated)
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Lt. Neagu: [The engine starts working with a loud noise.] I said wait a second.
Dragos: No, I'm just turning on the engine; it's already freezing.
Vasile: There were snowstorms this time last winter.
Dragos: We're lucky it's warm outside, or else no one would have started a fucking revolution.
Lt. Neagu: Don't say that; the cold was one of the reasons that drove people to the revolution too.
Dragos: The cold in their homes. But it's warm outside.
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The Paper Will Be Blue (2006)
14 December 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After the fall of communism in Romania, civilians are encouraged to fight and protect a local TV station. One soldier leaves his group to fight with them. Like many Romanian films of late, this film has strong historical and social value to Romania. And like other Romanian films I have seen, not a lot happens. I mean that in the sense of actual events. A lot of this film is set in the back of a truck. Unfortunately, I also found this film to be the least engaging and the least accessible. 12:08 East of Bucharest, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days and The Death of Mr. Lazarescu were all instant classics and in among the best films of the last 10 years. I think the dark and pale cinematography, lead me to become tired and bored of the subject going on. A lot of it is interesting, but the beginning/end didn't carry the emotional impact I have come to expect from the Romanian New Wave.


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