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Tales from the Golden Age -- Tales from the Golden Age adapts for screen the most popular urban myths of the period. Comic, bizarre, surprising myths abounded, myths that drew on the often surreal events of everyday life under the communist regime.


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Several urban legends of Communist Romania are dramatized. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Diana Cavallioti ... Crina (segment "The Legend of the Air Sellers")

Radu Iacoban ... 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")

Gabriel Spahiu ... Neighbor (segment "The Legend of the Greedy Policeman")
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ingrid Bisu ... Viviana
Eugenia Bosânceanu ... Second Housewife
Smaranda Caragea ... Roxana
Aristita Diamandi ... First Housewife
Ion Grosu ... Gestionarul
Stefan Iancu ... Tudorut
Dan Ivanesei ... Train Inspector (segment "The Legend of the Party Photographer")
Claudiu Maier
Alexandru Papadopol ... The Punk
Iulian Postelnicu ... Primul gardian

Directed by
Hanno Höfer 
Razvan Marculescu 
Cristian Mungiu 
Constantin Popescu 
Ioana Uricaru 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Cristian Mungiu  written by

Produced by
Pascal Caucheteux .... producer
Cristian Mungiu .... producer
Oleg Mutu .... producer
Original Music by
Hanno Höfer 
Laco Jimi 
Cinematography by
Liviu Marghidan 
Oleg Mutu 
Alexandru Sterian 
Film Editing by
Dana Bunescu 
Theodora Penciu 
Ioana Uricaru 
Production Design by
Cezara Armasu 
Dana Istrate 
Simona Paduretu 
Mihaela Poenaru 
Costume Design by
Brandusa Ioan 
Ana Ioneci 
Dana Istrate 
Luminita Mihai 
Makeup Department
Beti Facaianu .... makeup artist
Cristina Ilie .... makeup artist
Lidia Ivanov .... hair stylist
Parpala Mara .... makeup artist
Ruxandra Popa .... key makeup artist
Cristina Temelie .... hair stylist
Production Management
Adrian Moroca .... unit production manager
Catalin Neagu .... unit production manager
Adrian Smarandache .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andra Chiriac .... assistant director
Monica Lazureanu .... assistant director
Ciprian Panaite .... assistant director
Mariuca Petre .... assistant director
Anatol Reghintovschi .... assistant director
Sound Department
Dana Bunescu .... sound designer
Nicolae Comarzan .... boom operator
Mirel Cristea .... sound mixer
Blanaru Dan .... boom operator
Alex Dragomir .... boom operator
André Fèvre .... foley artist
Marian Iacoban .... sound mixer
Laura Lazarescu .... foley artist
Laura Lazarescu .... sound editor
Marius Leftarache .... sound editor
Marius Militaru .... boom operator
Dan-Stefan Rucareanu .... foley recordist
Cristinel Sirli .... sound re-recording mixer (as Christinel Sirli)
Dragos Stanomir .... sound mixer (as Stanomir Dragos)
Sebastian Zsemlye .... boom operator
Visual Effects by
Ureche Octavian .... visual effects artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Lucian Diaconu .... gaffer
Sergiu Dan Nani .... gaffer
Alex Traila .... clapper
Mircea Valentin .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dumitrita Lunca .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Bogdan Alexandru .... digital intermediate operator
Other crew
Oana Kelemen .... production coordinator
Dana Toader .... post-production coordinator
Alex Traila .... production assistant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Amintiri din epoca de aur" - Romania (original title)
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155 min | Italy:90 min | France:80 min | Finland:134 min
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Shown at Leeds International Film Festival (UK) on the 11th & 12th of November, 2009.See more »
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42 out of 194 people found the following review useful.
Cold War Jokes Sponsored by Corporations, 22 October 2009
Author: mehmet_kurtkaya from Istanbul

When the movie started, first the names of corporate sponsors rolled down, then the jokes.

This movie, as I had expected, took a caricatural shot at Romania during socialist period but the timing could not have been worse, as capitalism collapsed around the world spectacularly.

The movie told the stories simply but efficiently and displayed daily lives of Romanians before their transformation to a free market economy.

What I liked about the movie was to see inside the houses and rural villages of Romania during socialism. To see their naivete , when they expect an inspection by a government official, when they drink and have fun, even when they steal stuff. In capitalism by contrast you need to have grand schemes, people with thousand dollar suits and a little help from the government in order to steal. But the payoff is not a few dollars like in socialism but trillions of them!

To paraphrase the slogan in the movie: Legend has it that the ex-socialist countries of Latvia and Letonia are in the brink of bankruptcy just like Iceland. Romania is in pretty bad shape too, like other Eastern European countries. So basically it takes 50 years of socialism to build a country from the ashes of WWII and only 20 years of capitalism to bankrupt it. Pretty good deal, now they will have to learn to slave for capitalism for the rest of their lives! I watched the movie during Istanbul Film Days, the movie was a bit long and people got bored towards the end. Acting was great, directing was solid.

And as final note may I suggest the director Cristian Mingiu to cut back on listening to Radio Free Europe and see films by Michael Moore and learn a bit what is happening at the den of capitalism. Legend has it that the corporations left and right are getting a little socialist help from their government!

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