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Horatiu Malaele (writer)
Adrian Lustig (writer)
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Release Date:
21 November 2008 (Romania) See more »
In 1953, the wedding of a young couple continues silently after the whole country is mourning the death of Stalin. See more »
In a small isolated village, in 1953, a wedding is interrupted by the news about the death of Stalin. Because any public celebration is forbidden, they decide to turn the happy event into a silent wedding. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Meda Andreea Victor ... Mara

Alexandru Potocean ... Iancu

Valentin Teodosiu ... Grigore Aschie

Alexandru Bindea ... Gogonea
Ioana Anastasia Anton ... Smaranda

Luminita Gheorghiu ... Fira

Dan Condurache ... Mardare

Serban Pavlu ... Coriolan

Victor Rebengiuc ... Grandpa
Tamara Buciuceanu-Botez ... Grandma
Tudorel Filimon ... Haralambie
George Ivascu ... Communist Agitator
George Mihaita ... Gogonea Jr.
Doru Ana ... Cârnu
Mihai Constantin ... Godfather
Marius Chivu ... Wedding Guest
Dana Dogaru ... Wedding Guest

Ovidiu Niculescu ... Paranormal Reporter
Anca Sigartau ... Wedding Guest

Gabriel Spahiu ... Nuntas

Vasile Albinet ... Rusian soldier

Simona Stoicescu ... Marinela
Nicolae Urs ... Mutu

Toma Cuzin ... High Agitator
Dan Tudor ... Sandu Prastie
Adrian Ciobanu ... Cretu
Pulu Danila ... Ulcior

Ligia Dumitrescu ... Marinela (Older)

Roxana Guttman ... Suzana

Emil Hostina ... Runcu
Cristi Iacob ... Mafalda
Liana Margineanu ... Mara (Older)
Eduard Palin ... Sile
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rudy Rosenfeld

Directed by
Horatiu Malaele 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Adrian Lustig  writer
Horatiu Malaele  writer

Produced by
Alina David .... executive producer
Velvet Moraru .... delegate producer
Vlad Paunescu .... producer
Original Music by
Alexandru Andries 
Cinematography by
Vivi Dragan Vasile 
Film Editing by
Cristian Nicolescu 
Casting by
Floriela Grapini 
Production Design by
Mihnea Mihailescu 
Set Decoration by
Alexandra Botoi Tudorache 
Costume Design by
Oana Paunescu 
Makeup Department
Ioana Ionita .... key hair stylist
Dana Roseanu .... key makeup artist
Iulia Roseanu .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Ovidiu Stoia .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vasile Albinet .... second unit director
Hany El-Sayed .... third assistant director
Mircea Hategan .... first assistant director
Letitia Rosculet .... second assistant director
Art Department
Adi Handac .... property master
Gabriel Nechita .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Marius Serban Cozma .... boom operator (as Cozma Marius-serban)
Victor Popescu .... sound
Cristinel Sirli .... sound mixer (as Christinel Sirli)
Special Effects by
Lucian Iordache .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Razvan Dit .... digital compositor
Vasile Albinet .... action coordinator
Vlad Iacob .... stunt rigger
Florin Stancu .... stunt actor: Russian soldier
Valeriu Tomescu .... stunt rigger
Camera and Electrical Department
Daniel Anton .... still photographer
Calin Catalin .... gaffer
Pascu Cioc .... electrician
Gigi Dumitrescu .... assistant camera
Eugen Dumitru .... grip
Cristi Epure .... key grip
Florin Ilinca .... second assistant camera
Radu Ion .... electrician
Cristian Plesh .... video assist operator
Liviu Pojoni Jr. .... camera operator
Pãtru Pãunescu .... camera operator
Nelu Tincea .... grip
Gelu Vasilescu .... electrician
Casting Department
Iulian Rogojinaru .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Daniela Ortenzia Chelaru .... costume coordinator
Laura Ciobanu .... set costumer
Ioana Covalcic .... assistant costume designer
Carmen Cristea .... set costumer
Ana Maria Cucu .... costume supervisor
Mihaela David .... costume supervisor
Oana Draghici .... costume supervisor
Carmen Ilie .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Bogdan Alexandru .... digital intermediate operator
Bogdan Alexandru .... film recording
Roberta Raduca .... colorist
Stefan Tatu .... assistant editor (as Ioan Stefan Tatu)
Location Management
Bogdan Stefanescu .... location manager
Transportation Department
Octav Tudor .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Mariana Lina .... script supervisor
Dana Toader .... post-production coordinator

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Nunta muta" - Romania (original title)
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Germany:87 min (European Film Market)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The motion picture projected outdoor for cultural purposes is Mitrea Cocor (1953), based on Mihail Sadoveanu's homonymic novel, one of the most controversial proletkult titles in Romanian literature. The film was released one year before the plot of Nunta muta is developing.See more »
Paranormal Reporter:Slow down. Get a photo of that old woman. Who is she? What used to be here?
Gogonea:A village. The communists destroyed it to build a factory. Now that's being destroyed by the capitalists to rebuild a village. A holiday village!
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58 out of 74 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly good, 15 November 2008
Author: Mihnea the Pitbull from Romania

The script is full of good ideas and intentions, all in all about half-fulfilled: the story-line is somewhat linear, and lacking many of the important joints of a well articulated scenario - but, on the positive side, it's entertaining and rich in content, able to combine into a well balanced recipe the tragedy and comedy.

To my extremely agreeable surprise, Horatiu proved himself a true director. All his hesitations and uncertainties are of the "inherent to a debut" type - and remarkably few in number. Definitely, he shows a good critical sense, trimming away many of the script's faults, or even speculatively converting them into positive qualities. Further, he has a powerful visual sense, and a solid capacity of synthesis.

One has commented about the movie's "theatralism" - it deliberately departs realism, by recourse to many stylish exaggerations, significant and expressive as such, but of an unlikelihood bordering impossibility. So it is, but this seeming failure remained only one step away of being converted into what it actually purported to be: a daring mean of expression, in the best vein of elaborated style. It would have been enough to insist a bit more on the present-day mayor's narrative about the depicted happenings, stressing the fact that everything is seen through the distorting lens of one's own affective memory.

Still, it's undeniable that Horatiu creates a world of its own, bringing it to focus with extreme expressiveness... It's hard to forget the tasteful beauty of the erotic scenes - topped by the splendid image of Meda Victor being literally "drowned in wheat" by Alex Potocean's thrusts. And the top-scene, the "Mute Wedding" itself, arrives to be a successful tour de force. Definitely, it's a movie to be seen - and savored with relish.

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