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4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)
"4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile" (original title)

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Drama about a woman who assists her friend to arrange an illegal abortion in 1980's Romania.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Laura Vasiliu ...
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Alexandru Potocean ...
Adi Radu (as Alex Potocean)
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Gina Radu - Adi's mother
Adi Carauleanu ...
Dr. Radu - Adi's father
Liliana Mocanu ...
Unireal Hotel receptionist
Tania Popa ...
Night receptionist
Teodor Corban ...
Unireal Hotel receptionist (as Teo Corban)
Cerasela Iosifescu ...
Receptionist Tineretului
Doru Ana ...
Benzanirul
Eugenia Bosânceanu ...
Domnu' Bebe's mother
Ion Sapdaru ...
Dr. Rusu (as Ioan Sapdaru)
Cristina Burbuz ...
Marie-Jeanne Rusu (as Cristina Buburuz)
Marioara Sterian ...
Adela Racoviceanu
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Storyline

Romania, 1987, the brutal Ceausescu communist regime is in place; birth control is illegal and abortion is a crime punishable by death. Gabita (Laura Vasliu) is almost five months into an unwanted pregnancy and in meek desperation turns to her friend and roommate, Otilia (Anamaria Marinca) for help in organizing an illegal termination. Unfortunate circumstances force the two women to use a male abortionist, Bebe (Vlad Ivanor), who, in addition to an absurd amount of money, also demands sex with both women as payment. The bleakness of the storyline expresses a dark socio-political critique in the twilight years of a repressive dictatorship. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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14 September 2007 (Romania)  »

Also Known As:

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days  »

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Box Office

Budget:

€600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$51,712 (USA) (25 January 2008)

Gross:

$1,185,783 (USA) (2 May 2008)
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Trivia

Romania's Official Submission to the Best Foreign Language Film Category of the 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008). See more »

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The trams in the movie came into service in late 90's. Trams in the late 1980s had half-sliding doors, and central command. See more »

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[first lines]
[subtitled version]
Otilia: OK.
Gabriela 'Gabita' Dragut: Thanks.
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Referenced in Siskel & Ebert: The Best of 2007 (2007) See more »

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Fata din vis
Written by Paul Ciuci
Performed by Compact
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It is not a movie for everyone but this is a challenging and fascinating film
6 December 2007 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

4 Months,3 Weeks and 2 Days is not a movie for everyone.It can be very strong for a sensible person.But,this is a challenging and fascinating movie.I said this movie is not for everyone because it has a very disturbing scenes.But,that scene is completely justified and the thing I most appreciated on them was the realism it shows.A very strong realism that other movies do not show.So,this is also a brave movie.This film has a perfect creation of atmosphere and it made me feel I was inside that scenes.The performances are phenomenal.They are so natural that the actors do not seem to be acting.4 Months,3 Weeks and 2 Days is a spectacular film which is brave,fascinating and a challenge to the spectator.One of the best films of 2007.


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