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The Paper Will Be Blue (2006)
"Hîrtia va fi albastrã" (original title)

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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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Alexandru Potocean ...
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Mimi Branescu ...
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Alexandru Georgescu ...
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Viorel Comanici ...
Maior Costinas
Constantin Dita ...
Panghe
Mirela Oprisor ...
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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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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Astonishing, transcendent. It left me speechless and changed my life.
30 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It may take a few lines to get this review going, because this movie has left me speechless. The first word I think of to apply to it is beautiful - not beautiful in any ordinary sense, just exquisitely beautiful movie-making.

Paper tells a thoroughly believable story of very ordinary people - people who feel to me like family and friends even though theirs is a nation and a culture and a language about as far from mine as possible

  • ordinary people just like me, in unbelievably extraordinary and


terrifying circumstances. And yet it is a true story, and what is even more amazing: it FEELS true. Watching it is as close to living it, as close to actually myself BEING one of the characters on screen, as I have ever experienced while watching any movie in the 55+ years I have been watching movies.

This is a great work of art, and an important aspect of its greatness is its smallness, its intimacy, its consummate accessibility: the way it draws me INTO itself instead of dazzling me with technology or cinematic trickery. It is simple; it is real; it is harrowing; it is transcendent.

In just over 91 minutes it opens to me an astonishing place called Romania and an astonishingly courageous and beautiful people called Romanians. And after taking my heart and my mind on a journey like none I have ever experienced before, over the end credits plays one of the most beautiful songs ever written sung by one of the greatest singers who ever lived.

I wish I could express more effectively how profoundly I thank God and Radu Muntean for this movie.


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