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Weekend with my Mother (2009)
"Weekend cu mama" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  20 March 2009 (Romania)
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15 years ago, Luiza decided to make a fresh start in Spain. She left her 3-year-old daughter Cristina in the care of her relatives and took off. When she returns to Romania, the woman ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Medeea Marinescu ...
Luiza
Adela Popescu ...
Cristina
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Glont
Ion Sapdaru ...
Sandu
Constantin Ghenescu ...
Costica
Gheorghe Dinica ...
Grandfather
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Johnny
Ecaterina Nazare ...
Elena
Nicoleta Costache Laura ...
Andreea
Florin Zamfirescu ...
Felix
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Edwards
Serban Georgevici ...
Policeman
Marinela Chelaru ...
Violeta / Woman
Iulian Postelnicu ...
Bartender
Iulian Ursu ...
Boy 1
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15 years ago, Luiza decided to make a fresh start in Spain. She left her 3-year-old daughter Cristina in the care of her relatives and took off. When she returns to Romania, the woman learns some shocking truths that were kept hidden from her: Cristina ran away from home, is a drug addict and has a 2-year-old girl who lives in an orphanage. Overwhelmed by guilt, Luiza attempts to save her daughter and thus redeem the mistakes of her youth. To do that, she's got a tight time frame: one weekend... Written by MediaPro Pictures

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Bad Karaoke
12 February 2010 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Stere Gulea is one from the "old school" directing. And the same as the other communist by products (Sergiu Nicolaescu pops into mind) he never directed a movie Kurosawa-wise. He is just another guy who had the luck and the relations to say he is a director. He might have been an engineer or a librarian as well. So he's playing director. And the scene is quite pathetic given his age. From the outside he might have designed a bridge - the quality would be the same.

The scripting spells failure. Unless this is just another advert of "drugs are bad; don't do drugs" this won't qualify as a script. The authors never bother to interact with the depicted world, or at least they know how to hide it well. Just another fairy tale after a drinking day.

The acting is at the same level as the directing. With the notable exception of the late Dinica they are all fakes and none can make the ridiculous characters live.

And all that effort to make a collage of what the director would call "western junkie movies". The extra star is for the tech team as the light and camera are doing a rather good job. Excellent given the team and the context of late '00 Romanian movies.


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