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The Happiest Girl in the World (2009)
"Cea mai fericita fata din lume" (original title)

 |  Comedy, Drama  |  8 May 2009 (Romania)
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Delia, a young Romanian girl, drives to Bucharest with her parents to collect a prize she won in a contest.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Andreea Bosneag ...
Delia Cristina Fratila
Doru Catanescu ...
Mr. Arvunescu
Alexandru Georgescu ...
The client
Diana Gheorghian ...
Producer
Violeta Haret-Popa ...
Mrs. Fratila (as Violeta Haret)
Bogdan Marhodin ...
Viorel
Vasile Muraru ...
Mr. Fratila
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Director
Luminita Stoianovici ...
Gabi - make-up artist
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Delia, a young Romanian girl, comes to Bucharest with her parents to collect a prize she has won in a contest organized by a soft-drinks company. The prize is a beautiful new car. All Delia has to do now is appear in front of the camera in a commercial. All goes well until it becomes clear that Delia and her parents have very different ideas about what to do with the new car. Meanwhile, the contest's sponsor needs a radiant prize-winner with a gleaming smile. A wicked satire and a psychological portrait of a society perverted by its slavery to capitalism and consumerism. Written by Warsaw Film Festival

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The Happiest Girl in the World  »

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€650,000 (estimated)
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| | (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

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1.85 : 1
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When the family reaches the filming site, they park their car in the parking lot near the fountain, next to the faculty of Architecture. But when the girl has a fight with her dad, and finally accepts to sign for the papers to sell the car, the car is parked near the filming site, next to the sidewalk. See more »

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Would have made a good short
22 June 2010 | by (Huntingdon, England) – See all my reviews

If this had been shot as a short film of about 20-30 minutes, it would have worked very well but as a full length feature film it fails because it becomes frankly boring.

The scripting is quite sharp and the acting is very proficient. Cinematography is tight and effective. The film makes some good points about relationships between parents and their grown children and about consumerism. There is some nice satire on the commercial film industry.

Unfortunately, despite some quite funny dialogue and a few dramatic moments, I found myself looking at my watch and saying to myself "yes, I get the point. In fact, I got the point about an hour ago". Despite the full length of the film, the characterisation was limited and I really didn't care about the characters.

A disappointment.


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