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If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle (2010)
"Eu cand vreau sa fluier, fluier" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Drama  |  26 March 2010 (Romania)
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Two weeks before his release, a teenage prisoner learns that his mother has returned home. Meanwhile, he finds himself in love with a student working in the penitentiary as an intern.

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Silviu
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Ana
Mihai Constantin ...
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Mother
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The Professor
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Ursu'
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Silviu, a young man who has spent years in a youth penitentiary, is granted release. Before he can leave, his mother returns to Romania to bring his little brother to Italy with her, despite Silviu's objections. He meets a young woman, Ana, who is working on a research project in the prison, and becomes interested in her. In his desperation Silviu resorts to violence, and Ana becomes his hostage. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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Si quiero silbar, silbo  »

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$2,999 (USA) (7 January 2011)

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$12,135 (USA) (11 February 2011)
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Not for everyone indeed,
7 June 2010 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

I don't usually write movie reviews, but I was so impressed after watching that I couldn't stand some of the bad reviews that were written here. This movie is indeed not for everyone. But that's the whole point of it and what brings value to it. If you were expecting some afternoon fun maybe you were watching the wrong movie. I don't like all those Romanians who are not confident about their own identity and keep bragging about the Romanian movie "industry". This movie proves that we can still make good movies on a low budget. Even if the storyline may have been a bit exaggerated the director has made an excellent portrait of Romanian prisons and of the drama that goes with it. The "reality" is "straigh in your face" and that's what I was expecting from it. The end is unexpected and fresh.


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