Mr. Lazarescu, a 63 year old lonely man feels sick and calls the ambulance. When it arrives, the paramedic decides he should take him to the hospital but once there they decide to send him ... See full summary »
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 »
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 »
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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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
The snub of the acclaimed Romanian entry 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007) at the 80th Academy Awards inspired reforms to the 'Best Foreign Language Film' selection process after intense scrutiny and ridicule by the international film community. The 2008 Oscar winner in this category eventually was Austria's The Counterfeiters (2007), an entry much criticized as conventional and artistically inferior to Cristian Mungiu's Palme d'Or winner. See more »
Otilia asked to buy Orange Tic Tacs, but she receives red (cinnamon flavored) Tic Tacs. See more »
It is not a movie for everyone but this is a challenging and fascinating film
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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