The Dacian kingdom lies at the eastern border of the Roman Empire.Only the river Danube separates the two mortal enemies.The Dacian king Decebalus knows that soon the vastly superior Roman legions will cross the river and attack Dacia.
At an old age, prince Andrei Morudzi retreats to his castle in Romania, during the two world wars, after having lead an eventful youth. There he is seen upon as a rare bird by the local ... See full summary »
Four boys start neglecting school in order to meet in a hidden location and play poker. As time goes by, their poker games become more and more serious, while at the same time bring them ... See full summary »
The plot take place in 1883 in a small provincial town in Romania, where the corrupt establishment decide everything, including - of course - who will be the "elected" representative to the... See full summary »
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