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Summer Holiday (2008)

Boogie (original title)
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 »

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Bogdan Ciocazanu
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Smaranda Ciocazanu
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Adrian Ciocazanu
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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 them of their most glorious drinking trips and sexual escapades of their younger days. Frustrated that, between his job and his family, time is no longer his to manage and play with, Boogie now takes his shock dosage of freedom and spends a night to tick off all the items on the map of his youth (drinking, games, flirting, prostitutes). In the morning, after the disillusionment of the remake he experiences with his former friends, he returns to his wife. Written by Dragos Vilcu

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Boogie finds himself caught between family obligations and the temptation of a night out like in the good old days.

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19 September 2008 (Romania)  »

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€666,000 (estimated)
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(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

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The location as mentioned in the movie is Neptun resort, but actually all the beach sequences were filmed in Saturn resort. As the main character is coming out of the water, one can clearly identify three seaside hotels from Saturn: Hora, Balada and Sirena. In fact, in Neptun there are no hotels close to the beach. See more »

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The evening out on the Amfiteatru terrace, one of the guys says they should go bowling in Olimp, but they are already there, as Amfiteatru is a renowned hotel & restaurant in Olimp resort. See more »

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Almost a "Romanian Beauty"
17 September 2008 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

It's no exaggeration that "Boogie" could be considered, up to a certain point, a Romanian twinner of "American Beauty" - it's the same kind of drama, within its specific frame for early-middle-aged people. The characters here are in their early thirties; one could easily imagine that the incipient problems they are facing now will evolve into the full-blown tragedy acted by Kevin Spacey and Annette Benning.

Fact is that Radu Muntean's movie is not only deep and grave, but masterfully made. Same as in his previous two works, Radu proves again that he has a very precise and powerful feeling of the camera lens, picking in the most discreet way exactly those details and angles that serve to build-up the tension. The paradox here is that, although nothing spectacular is happening, the inner stress of the situation builds-up to almost unbearable levels. An important role is played by the several-minutes-long shots, patiently depicting the slow-paced actions and dialogs, with the surprising result of a very intense load of anxiety and apprehension getting pent-up.

Definitely, "Boogie" is carrying forth the well-fated New Generation in Romanian cinema!


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