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Tales from the Golden Age (2009)
"Amintiri din epoca de aur" (original title)

 -  Comedy | History  -  26 August 2011 (USA)
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Several urban legends of Communist Romania are dramatized.

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Crina (segment "The Legend of the Air Sellers")
Radu Iacoban ...
Bughi (segment "The Legend of the Air Sellers")
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Grigore (segment "The Legend of the Chicken Driver")
Tania Popa ...
Camelia (segment "The Legend of the Chicken Driver")
Liliana Mocanu ...
Marusia (segment "The Legend of the Chicken Driver")
Alexandru Potocean ...
The Secretary (segment "The Legend of the Official Visit")
Teodor Corban ...
The Mayor (segment "The Legend of the Official Visit")
Emanuel Parvu ...
The Party Inspector (segment "The Legend of the Official Visit")
Calin Chirila ...
The Party Activist (segment "The Legend of the Party Activist")
Romeo Tudor ...
The Shepherd (segment "The Legend of the Party Activist")
Avram Birau ...
The Photographer (segment "The Legend of the Party Photographer")
Paul Dunca ...
The Photographer's Assistant (segment "The Legend of the Party Photographer")
Viorel Comanici ...
The Party Secretary (segment "The Legend of the Party Photographer")
Ion Sapdaru ...
Policeman Alexa (segment "The Legend of the Greedy Policeman")
Virginia Mirea ...
Policeman's Wife (segment "The Legend of the Greedy Policeman")
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What - and tell the neighbours that I'm going to gas a pig!!!!
14 May 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A Humorous Look at the Dark Days of Communist Romania in the 1980's. A look back at Soviet Block Romania before transition - Ceacescu's

so-called 'Golden Age', and told in a series of short stories and

events based on urban legends that used to circulate in Romania

during that period. The dark humour, stoicism and pathos are abundant

and the whole cinematic experience is a true joy to watch. Tales from

the Golden Age can be equally likened to other slow paced cinema

gems such as Lake Tahoe, Vodka Lemon, Goodbye Lenin, The Return, 4

Months 3 Weeks & 2 Days, The Banishment and the wonderful Legacy. It

is one of those films that you can watch over and over again and

still find something new. So much different from standard mainstream Hollywood formula tosh of

today. To me they all provide to an outsider an education and greater

understanding of these peoples and places. An absolute gem.


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