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

Not Rated  |   |  Drama  |  14 September 2007 (Romania)
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A woman assists her friend in arranging an illegal abortion in 1980s Romania.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Vasiliu ...
Alexandru Potocean ...
Adi Radu (as Alex Potocean)
Adi Carauleanu ...
Dr. Radu - Adi's father
Liliana Mocanu ...
Tania Popa ...
Night receptionist
Unireal Hotel receptionist (as Teo Corban)
Cerasela Iosifescu ...
Receptionist Tineretului
Doru Ana ...
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


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)  »

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4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days  »

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€590,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Shot in the fall of 2005. See more »


At the hotel restaurant, Otilia asks for a bottle of mineral water, but the waiter brings her only a glass. See more »


[first lines]
[subtitled version]
Otilia: OK.
Gabriela 'Gabita' Dragut: Thanks.
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Referenced in The Invisible Woman (2009) See more »


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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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