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Strigoi -- When the villagers killed Constantin Tirescu, they thought it was justice. Vlad Cozma thinks it was murder. Now Constantin thinks pickles might go nice with blood.
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Strigoi -- A folk lore murder mystery with comedy and horror and chickens.

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When the villagers killed Constantin Tirescu, they thought it was justice. Vlad Cozma thinks it was murder. Now Constantin thinks pickles might go nice with blood. See more »
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Unknown gem in a sea of poor to mediocre See more (18 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Catalin Paraschiv ... Vlad Cozma

Rudy Rosenfeld ... Nicolae Cozma (Vlad's grandfather) (as Rudi Rosenfeld)
Constantin Barbulescu ... Constantin Tirescu

Roxana Guttman ... Ileana Tirescu
Camelia Maxim ... Mara Tomsa
Adrian Donea ... Mara's Husband
Dan Popa ... Tudor (the priest)
Vlad Jipa ... Octav
Zane Jarcu ... Stefan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mircea Nicola ... Vasile
Neculai Relu Stingaciu ... Petre

Directed by
Faye Jackson 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Faye Jackson  writer

Produced by
Rey Muraru .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Kathinka Minthe 
 
Film Editing by
Faye Jackson 
 
Casting by
Florin Kevorkian 
Andrei Rusu 
 
Production Design by
Grigore Puscariu  (as Grigore Purcariu)
 
Makeup Department
Carmen Bala .... key hair stylist
Rebecca Cain .... prosthetic technician
Dora Codita .... key makeup artist
Nicola Frost .... special makeup effects artist
Dan Frye .... prosthetic technician
Vesna Giordano .... prosthetic technician
Chris Kearey .... prosthetics moulder
Kristyan Mallett .... special makeup effects supervisor
Leah Mercieca .... prosthetic technician
Mario Rusescu .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Lucia Pavlovschi .... unit production manager (as Lucia Maghiar)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Radu Barbulescu .... first assistant director
Hany El-Sayed .... third assistant director
Letitia Rosculet .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Marius Serban Cozma .... boom operator (as Cozma Marius-serban)
Pavel Cuzuioc .... sound recordist
Jack Gillies .... supervising sound editor
James Seddon .... dolby consultant
Peter Shaw .... dialogue editor
Chris Treble .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lupsa Armand .... electrician
Nica Constantin .... focus puller
Fericean Cosmin .... Steadicam operator
Liviu Cosor .... electrician
Daniel Laurentiu Moraru .... grip
Doru Nica .... electrician
Ivan Giany Roberto .... first assistant camera: second unit
 
Casting Department
Ciprian Iamandache .... extras casting
 
Editorial Department
Mark Wright .... negative cutter
 
Location Management
Florin Gon .... location unit manager
 
Transportation Department
Vali Georgescu .... transportation coordinator
Edi Grosu .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Mircea Ghinescu .... script supervisor
Cristi Hulea .... production assistant
Viorela Teodoru .... production secretary
 

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38 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
Unknown gem in a sea of poor to mediocre, 18 August 2009
Author: Robert Harding from Canada

I've just recently seen Strigoi at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival and was absolutely surprised at how good the film was. The trailer I had seen for the film made it seem like a very low budget, campy, been there done that vampire film. What I was shown was a well produced, professional, good looking film with an interesting vampire story. As an added bonus, there are some funny moments and good jokes mixed in throughout the film so that it doesn't come off stale.

The only real problem I had with the film was the slow pacing and longer than necessary runtime. Had the film been cut down by 10-20 minutes, I think it would become 100 times more enjoyable.

I was surprised to find out that the film has technically been done since early in the year but had only now, played in front of an audience. I am lucky to say I was able to catch this little gem at it's world premiere.

I hope to see more from this talented writer/director in the future and wish Strigoi all the best. With no big name actors, it may be a hard sell which is a damn shame. Genre fans need to see this film. In a genre where the market is flooded with the taste du jour and the films often leave a bad taste in your mouth, Strigoi serves up a platter of delicious offerings genre fans are sure to eat up.

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