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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sergiu Nicolaescu ...
Carol I
I.I.C. Bratianu
Cristian Motiu ...
Andreea Macelaru ...
Principesa Maria
Marina Procopie ...
Geo Dobre ...
Ion Lupu ...
Mihai Niculescu ...
Alexandru Marghiloman
Dumitru Dumitru ...
P.P. Carp
Claudiu Istodor ...
Take Ionescu
Petre Moraru ...
Iancu Lahovary
Stefan Velniciuc ...
Otakkar Czernin
Roxin Ion ...
Theodor Rosetti
Ionescu Dragos ...
I.G. Duca
Emil Slotea ...
Constantin C. Dissescu


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Pardon my French...
1 June 2009 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

It's unbelievable... Sergiu Nicolaescu was, 35 years ago, one of the promising Romanian directors - but, since then, he involuated in an incredible way, a hallucinatory vertigo of self-loss...

"Carol I" is not a "movie". It's a pile of shots, incoherent, awkward, penible... It has no script, just a "scenes list" with no head or tail ("structure" would be a displaced term, in this context). It's signed by Emil Slotea - who was a pretty good second director in the old studios... but what does this have to do with screen writing...? Nothing - and so, we have a ridiculous "nothing" posing as a movie script! As for the so-called "directing"... O.M.F.G. (pardon my French). There is none! Master Serge simply says: "Shoot me this, shoot me that / Who's afraid of the Big Bad Bat...?" Painfully moronic frames, a mocking of characters, a cacophonous soundtrack (Mihai, WHAT the hell were you doing..???), a cine-club level photography... Not to mention the impossibly retarded editing (Nita, babe, why, why, WHY???)

  • a messy mix-up of scenes from older Serge's movies... As we say in

Romanian... it's a tragically hilarious casserole, spinach, cabbage ("ghiveci", "spanac", varzä")...

Serge, please - enough is enough! Romanian history doesn't deserve this offense! Go home, my friend! GO HOME AND FORGET ABOUT SHOUTING "ACTION!"

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