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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 recordist
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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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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13 out of 125 people found the following review useful.
The "memories" of the Nomenklaturist child, 24 January 2010
Author: Ersbel Oraph from France

The acting is forced. The directing is visible. The dialog is unnatural. There are awful inaccuracies both in dialog and in general direction. Truly a second grade movie. A nice Sunday morning story for those who haven't lived those times. From the tiny details that the license plates of the official cars had a yellow background and all cars in this movie feature civilian white background to the fact that the press did not use the regular passenger rail car as seen on screen, but a special postal car. A Jumanji in a Communist theme park.

There are also quite a few more issues in the version I have seen (I have read there are more than one cuts). For example in the first story the visit is postponed to find out in the caption that the visit actually took place. It's true that abuse was a common place, yet sweeping the asphalt to receive the visit on a dirt road... that's quite insane even by those standards.

What's worse, while trying to be some sort of "La vita e bella" of communism they take a lame approach dodging some interesting issues. So the story is childish, shallow and at the same time some consider it as some sort of irony. The irony is the fact that some of the people who created this string of stories were themselves the children of the party representatives featured here. I expected a more realist approach from them.

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