MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 11,629 this week

Francesca (2009)

6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 457 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 10 critic

Wanting to follow the current trend, Francesca, a young teacher from Bucharest, is eager to emigrate to Italy. Unfortunately,whilst desperately seeking support from those nearest and ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Interview: Magic Mike

The Magic Mike XXL guys give some relationship advice to a 74-year-old fan.

Watch Now

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 498 titles
created 20 Apr 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 19 Sep 2012
 
list image
a list of 44 titles
created 04 Dec 2012
 
a list of 99 titles
created 09 Dec 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 25 Dec 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Francesca" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Francesca (2009)

Francesca (2009) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Francesca.
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Mr. Lazarescu, a 63 year old lonely man feels sick and calls the ambulance. When it arrives, the paramedic decides he should take him to the hospital but once there they decide to send him ... See full summary »

Director: Cristi Puiu
Stars: Ion Fiscuteanu, Luminita Gheorghiu, Doru Ana
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Paul Hanganu loves two women. Adriana his wife and the mother of their daughter, the woman with whom he's shared the thrills of the past ten years, and Raluca the woman who has made him redefine himself. He has to leave one of them before Christmas.

Director: Radu Muntean
Stars: Mimi Branescu, Mirela Oprisor, Maria Popistasu
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Two weeks before his release, a teenage prisoner learns that his mother has returned home. Meanwhile, he finds himself in love with a student working in the penitentiary as an intern.

Director: Florin Serban
Stars: George Pistereanu, Ada Condeescu, Mihai Constantin
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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 »

Director: Radu Muntean
Stars: Dragos Bucur, Anamaria Marinca, Mimi Branescu
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A police officer refuses to arrest a young man for offering drugs to his friends.

Director: Corneliu Porumboiu
Stars: Dragos Bucur, Vlad Ivanov, Ion Stoica
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Out of enthusiasm, a Militia soldier abandons his platoon and decides to fight for the cause of the Revolution. His Lieutenant and the rest of the crew look for him during the confused night of 22-23 December 1989.

Director: Radu Muntean
Stars: Paul Ipate, Adi Carauleanu, Dragos Bucur
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

It's the 22nd of December. Sixteen years have passed since the revolution, and in a small town Christmas is about to come. Piscoci, an old retired man is preparing for another Christmas ... See full summary »

Director: Corneliu Porumboiu
Stars: Mircea Andreescu, Teodor Corban, Ion Sapdaru
Maria (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When a child steals candles from the cemetery, in order to provide some light means for his family sheltered into a damp basement of a block of flats... See full synopsis »

Director: Calin Peter Netzer
Stars: Diana Dumbrava, Horatiu Malaele, Serban Ionescu
Francesca (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A tough female cop is assigned to care for a young girl after she rescues her.

Director: Justin Daering
Stars: Debra Lopez, Ashlee Füss, Michael Herold
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Alex, in his mid-thirties, is a quite neurotic character. When his mother is hospitalized with a stroke, the caring son's life gets out of track. At the hospital he finds himself in a ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Sitaru
Stars: Bogdan Dumitrache, Natasa Raab, Marian Ralea
Love Sick (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Love. It just happens. No rules. It may look sick, but it's deep and it hurts. For everyone, Alex and Kiki are just good friends. They happen to be two girls experiencing another kind of love. For their family, Kiki and Sandu are sister and brother who sometimes fight. They happen to be lovers. Love Sick is about their stories.

Director: Tudor Giurgiu
Stars: Maria Popistasu, Ioana Barbu, Tudor Chirila
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Two characters discuss business in a restaurant.

Director: Cristi Puiu
Stars: Mimi Branescu, Mihai Bratila, Victor Rebengiuc
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Francesca (as Monica Birladeanu)
...
Mita (as Doru Boguta)
...
Ana
Teodor Corban ...
Ion
Dana Dogaru ...
Doamna Elena
Doru Ana ...
Nasul
Ion Sapdaru ...
Pandele
Mihai Dorobantu ...
Remulus
...
Sofer autocar
Dan Chiriac ...
Zana
Alina Berzunteanu ...
Magda
Monica Mihaescu ...
Directoarea
Dragos Marinescu ...
Fane
Ionut Simionescu ...
Sef Autogara
Ioana Diaconescu ...
Prietena din bar
Edit

Storyline

Wanting to follow the current trend, Francesca, a young teacher from Bucharest, is eager to emigrate to Italy. Unfortunately,whilst desperately seeking support from those nearest and dearest to her, various untold truths unravel. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

teacher | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 November 2009 (Italy)  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

€750,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Love the movie!!
31 October 2009 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

Congrats to the selection group for this year Bergen International Film Festival! Again great movies! Although the set up was not as good as in the last years (probably the crisis is to blame) but we had the chance to see some good movies. I saw "Francesca" and I am very impressed. The story is great and the actress is fantastic. She was present after the screening for the Q and A. Beside being very talented she is...very beautiful. The movie it is definitely a must see for cinema addicts. The story is about this Francesca, a kindergarden teacher which is trying to emigrate to Italy. What is very interesting about this movie is that it is not the usual emigration movie but talks about the decision making process that is behind this big step. It is very deep and very emotional. Beside being well played by all actors (check the bad guy), Francesca it is very sexy. Reminded me about Tornatore's Malena. Congrats!


15 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Mussolini's granddaughter wants Romanian film 'Francesca' banned mirciugliga
34 ratings of '10' ededed
Italy goodman8
Discuss Francesca (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?