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

Not Rated  |   |  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")
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Bughi (segment "The Legend of the Air Sellers")
Vlad Ivanov ...
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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Several urban legends of Communist Romania are dramatized.

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the most i've laughed in years. the movie is brilliant, especially the first part
19 May 2010 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

i was born in 1991, 2 years after the fall of communism. my parents and older brothers used to tell me stories from the commie age and some, you'd think, were outrageous but believe me, nothing you see here is fiction.

it was a pretty hard time and that we still manage to find funny aspects in it is amazing. so, long story short, if you have no idea what communism was like this is the movie for you and it shows everything: fear of the party superiors, stupidity, bad taste, power abuse, lack of simple everyday supplies and most importantly, the will of the communist party


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