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Charlie Countryman -- When his late mother appears in a vision and tells him to go to Bucharest, Charlie immediately boards a plane across the Atlantic. But when he meets a fellow passenger, Charlie finds himself with another promise to fulfill. Charlie does so – and falls head over heels in love with Gabi, a beautiful musician. However, a vicious gangster has already laid claim to Gabi, and has no intention of letting her go. Determined to protect her, Charlie enters into the hallucinatory, Romanian underworld filled with violence and, strangely enough, love.
Charlie Countryman -- Clip: Charlie Meets Gabi


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Writer (WGA):
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Release Date:
13 September 2013 (Norway) See more »
The only way to save the one you love, is to die
While traveling abroad, a guy falls for a Romanian beauty whose unreachable heart has its origins in her violent, charismatic ex. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Shia LaBeouf ... Charlie Countryman

Evan Rachel Wood ... Gabi Ibanescu

Mads Mikkelsen ... Nigel

Til Schweiger ... Darko

Rupert Grint ... Karl

James Buckley ... Luc
Ion Caramitru ... Victor Ibanescu

Vincent D'Onofrio ... Bill

Melissa Leo ... Kate

Andrei Finti ... Bela

Aubrey Plaza ... Ashley

Lachlan Nieboer ... Ted

Vanessa Kirby ... Felicity

Gabriel Spahiu ... Taxi Driver
Bogdan Farkas ... Hostel Clerk (as Bodgan Farcas)
Florin Piersic Jr. ... Radu
Adrian Nicolae ... Counter Guy

Claudiu Trandafir ... Older Cop
Emilian Marnea ... Petru
Corneliu Ulici ... Paul

Michael J. Reynolds ... Doctor
Cosmin Padureanu ... Bosko
Adrian Pavlovschi ... Pedrag
Musat Dragos ... Cop #1
Serbanescu Florin ... Cop #2
Andreescu George ... Helpful Passenger
Ioan Ionescu ... Airport Official #1
Gelu Nitu ... Airport Official #2
Lia Sinchevici ... Waitress
Dorin Zaharia ... Bouncer
Florica Carstea ... Hospital Visitor
Patricia Poslusnic ... Young Gabi
Calina Epuran ... Teenage Gabi
David Petcu ... Darko's Kid
Lucian Iftime ... Kebab Man
Gigel Frone ... Cell Singer
Emanoil Florentina ... Gypsy Woman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John Hurt ... Narrator (voice)
Ian Fisher ... (uncredited)

Montserrat Lombard ... Madison (uncredited)

Filip Watermann ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Fredrik Bond 
Writing credits
Matt Drake (written by)

Produced by
Mark Bakunas .... associate producer
Albert Berger .... producer
Nicolas Chartier .... executive producer
Craig J. Flores .... producer
William Horberg .... producer
Nathan Kahane .... executive producer
Jenn Lee .... associate producer
Carlo Martinelli .... co-producer
Patrick Newall .... executive producer
Dean Parisot .... executive producer
Patricia Poienaru .... line producer
Corrie Rothbart .... executive producer
Dominic Rustam .... associate producer
Christina Varotsis .... production supervisor: Chicago
Ron Yerxa .... producer
Original Music by
Christophe Beck 
Cinematography by
Roman Vasyanov 
Film Editing by
Hughes Winborne 
Casting by
John Hubbard 
Production Design by
Joel Collins 
Art Direction by
Adrian Curelea 
Set Decoration by
Robyn Paiba (additional set decorator)
Adrian Popa 
Costume Design by
Jennifer Johnson 
Makeup Department
Letitia Ghenea .... hair stylist
Gabriela Gociu .... assistant makeup artist
Marga Stefan .... key hair stylist
Andrea Dardea Tesdall .... key makeup artist (as Andreea Dardea)
Andrea Dardea Tesdall .... makeup designer (as Andreea Dardea)
Nicoleta Toader .... assistant hair stylist
Production Management
Teo Bostanica .... unit manager
Mihai Busuioc .... production supervisor
Larry Ferguson Jr. .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anca Butoi .... second second assistant director
Oana Ene .... second assistant director
Ciprian Nistorescu .... third assistant director
Hugo Stenson .... second unit director
Mark Taylor .... first assistant director
Jason Tesdall .... third assistant director
Art Department
Dana Anusca .... painter
Adrian Axinte .... on set painter
Andreea Badea .... painter
Ghinea Diana .... assistant art director
Alberto-Cristian Duse .... painter
Butiseaca Florin .... painter
Florin Gavrila .... set dressing painter
Bianca Micu .... painter
Alina Petrini .... art department coordinator
Andrei-Florian Popa .... painter
Serban Rotariu .... on-set art director
Ovidiu Stanciu .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Ruth Adelman .... adr supervisor
Andrei Chirosca .... adr recordist: Romania
Ross Davis .... sound re-recording mixer
Stanomir Dragos .... sound mixer
Alexandra Fehrman .... sound editor
Alexandra Fehrman .... sound supervisor
Marin Constantin Gabriel .... cable person
Shane Hayes .... adr recordist
Chad J. Hughes .... sound designer
Chad J. Hughes .... supervising sound effects editor
Leobardo Ledon .... foley mixer
Aaron Levy .... sound designer
Aaron Levy .... sound re-recording mixer
Aaron Levy .... sound supervisor
Cozma Marius-serban .... boom operator
Steve Papagiannis .... sound effects editor
Dennis Petersen .... sound re-recordist: layback
G.W. Pope III .... foley artist
Andy Stallabrass .... adr mixer
Tami Treadwell .... adr mixer
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist
Special Effects by
Nick Allder .... special effects supervisor
Adrian Popescu .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Mats Holmgren .... digital colourist
Jonas Jangvad .... digital conform
Axel Klostermann .... visual effects
Oskar Larsson .... visual effects supervisor
Petter Lindholm .... visual effects
Fredrik Nord .... visual effects supervisor
Ruslan Ogorodnik .... visual effects
Olle Petersson .... visual effects artist
Eric Ström .... digital effects artist
Ivan Tiunov .... visual effects
Martin Öhgren .... visual effects
Florin Barcun .... stunt rigger
Florian Ciprian .... stunt double: Shia LaBeouf
Ciprian Dumitrascu .... stunt coordinator
Doru Dumitrescu .... stunt rigger
Marius Florian .... stunt rigging coordinator
Constantin Nicolae .... stunts
Cosmin Padureanu .... stunt performer
Adrian Pavlovschi .... stunt performer
Doru Raceala .... stunt driver: camera car
Florin Stancu .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Ciobanu Alin .... electrician
Lupsa Armand .... rigging gaffer
Dragos Badea .... video assistant
Radu Bondoc .... camera operator: "b" camera
Radu Bondoc .... second assistant camera
Catalin Ciobanu .... electrician
Sandu Constantin .... best boy
Razvan Cretan .... grip
Cristian Dragos .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Dalila Dulgheriu .... epk camera operator
Alexandru Enache .... digital imaging technician
Titi Gavrila .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Florin Ion .... best boy grip
Peter Kuttner .... first assistant camera: Chicago unit
Ron Leahy .... gaffer: Chicago Unit
Petr Machacek .... underwater assistant camera
Radu Marinescu .... key grip
Bradley T. Matthys .... key grip: Chicago Unit
Florin Niculae .... gaffer (as Florin Nicolae)
Ivan Giany Roberto .... first assistant camera
Bogdan Alexandru Sicorschi .... rigging grip
Octavian Sotir .... second assistant
Hugo Stenson .... still photographer
Scott Stevens .... second assistant camera: Chicago Unit
Nicolae Vasile .... electrician
Belu Veronica .... video assistant
Casting Department
Domnica Circiumaru .... casting director: Romania
Laura Grosu .... extras casting
Liliana Toma .... extras casting
Martin Ware .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Erika Benedek .... breakdown artist
Carmen Cristea .... wardrobe assistant
Daniela Nicolae .... wardrobe assistant
Doina Raducut .... wardrobe assistant
Claudia Sarbu .... costume supervisor: assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
John Breinholt .... co-editor
Anneli Oscarsson .... digital intermediate producer
Chris Pownall .... editor: behind the scenes
Chris Villa .... post-production assistant
Music Department
Leo Birenberg .... score coordinator
Matt Fausak .... music editor
Brian Jackson Harris .... epk: music supervisor
Brian Jackson Harris .... soundtrack producer
Ayana Haviv .... singer: soloist
Gabe Hilfer .... music supervisor
Jacob Nathan .... music coordinator
Joe Paganelli .... additional music clearances
Jasper Randall .... vocal contractor
Zach Robinson .... score coordinator
Casey Stone .... music scoring mixer
Michael Wickstrom .... music clearance executive
Michael Wickstrom .... soundtrack producer
Chris Newlin .... temp music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Razvan Ciuraru .... transportation captain
Vali Georgescu .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Oana Babes .... production coordinator
Andra Barbuica .... script supervisor
Christian de Gallegos .... international distribution
Iacob Diana Illona .... stand-in
Jessica Drake .... dialect coach
Sorina Dumitru .... location manager
Ruxandra Ghitescu .... additional script supervisor
Edmond Guidry .... assistant: Mr. Flores
Brian Jackson Harris .... epk: music supervisor
Kevin Hoiseth .... marketing
Razvan Lazarescu .... production accountant
Nathan Lucas .... post production accountant
Andrei Daniel Lupu .... stand-in
Delia Mihai .... accountant assistant
Kori Murray .... location coordinator: Chicago Unit
Miruna Nicolaescu .... travel coordinator
Katie Weiss Porter .... assistant to producer (as Katie Weiss)
Daniela Soare .... extras coordinator
Hugo Stenson .... assistant: Fredrik Bond
Adam M. Stone .... product placement coordinator
Cat Stone .... product placement coordinator
Iulian Timofte .... key set production assistant
David E. Van Houten .... behind the scenes producer
Lucas Tanner .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman" - Romania (original title)
"Kill Charlie Countryman" - Canada (English title) (DVD title)
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Rated R for some brutal violence, language throughout, sexuality/nudity, and drug use.
103 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2007 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year.See more »
Continuity: As Gabi is explaining how she met Nigel, Charlie is wearing a dark sport coat. By the time she is done, Charlie is no longer wearing the coat.See more »
Gabi Ibanescu:Do you think things like this happen to people?
Charlie Countryman:Some people, yes.
Gabi Ibanescu:What people?
Charlie Countryman:Us.
Gabi Ibanescu:Us.
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Movie Connections:
References Three Days of the Condor (1975)See more »
IntroSee more »


What is the song at the strip club?
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18 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
The Sincere and Stylish efforts of a Plagiarist!, 24 December 2013
Author: sohansurag from India

The things we do for love. People end up doing the dumbest things when in love, its a known fact. Love is blind, they say and 'they' are true, most of the time if not all. Charlie Countryman is the story of Charlie played by Shia LaBeuof in a similar scenario. The director Fredrick Bond's debut movie, Charlie Countryman stands out in terms of visual flair and style.

Shia LaBeuof, surprisingly shows off his astounding acting skills here. He's come a long way from his Witwicky days and it shows. Charlie was a splendid role Shia was put into, quirky and goofy still, but way better than his earlier works. I'd say he displays a much more mature performance here. And it remains to see how well he'll perform in Lars Von Triers' erotic epic Nymphomaniac. It was hard to take eyes off Evan Rachel Wood who was inexplicably gorgeous as Gabi. Except when she talked in a odd Romanian accent, when half of the charm jumped off a cliff. It was hard to believe Charlie and Gabi could fall in love in such a short time. I can infer Charlie's feelings for her, being as naive as he was but Gabi, having gone through a fair chunk of regretful past, it just felt weird that she got smitten by him; nonetheless it worked wonders when they were on screen together. Mads Mikkelsen plays the psychopath thug Nigel and couldn't be more insane and intimidating.

The movie has a weak storyline and a weaker screenplay, but those are forgettable when the movie looks this gorgeous. I never thought Romania would be this alive. Fredrick, having directed music videos, knows how to take the shots beautifully and stylishly. The scenes were smeared with subtle color tones which made it feel like it was both warm and cold. And I said the story was only weak but it does keep things intriguing till end. Especially Charlie's ability or delusion to talk to the dead was a zany mechanic that kept the story moving.

An immense influence of music can be seen throughout the movie. Once again, Fredrick's experience with music videos comes into play making the movie's soundtrack enlivened with tracks from Moby, The XX and M83. Christophe Beck's score was also soothing to the ear.

Charlie Countryman might not be everybody's cup of tea but it was purely a sensory enrapturing experience for me. It has got comedy, action, drama and most of all romance, and it might have been more, had it got an NC-17 rating for its oral sex scene which was cut by MPAA so as to get it rated R. It might not be a worthy contender or come listed in this years best movies, but do give it a chance, have a walk in Romania with Charlie Countryman and fall in love with Gabi.

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