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Director:
Writers:
Catalin Mitulescu (written by) and
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Release Date:
26 March 2010 (Romania) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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17 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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A minimalistic, yet strong emotional shock-wave See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

George Pistereanu ... Silviu

Ada Condeescu ... Ana
Mihai Constantin ... Penitenciary Director

Clara Voda ... Mother
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Laurentiu Banescu ... The Professor

Cosmin Padureanu ... Gardian #2
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Directed by
Florin Serban 
 
Writing credits
Catalin Mitulescu (written by) and
Florin Serban (written by)

Andreea Valean (play "Eu cand vreau sa fluier, fluier)

Produced by
Tomas Eskilsson .... co-producer
Marcian Lazar .... associate producer
Victor Mavrodineanu .... associate producer
Catalin Mitulescu .... producer
Daniel Mitulescu .... producer
Florentina Onea .... executive producer
Fredrik Zander .... co-producer
 
Cinematography by
Marius Panduru 
 
Film Editing by
Sorin Baican 
Catalin Cristutiu 
 
Casting by
Emil Slotea 
 
Production Design by
Ana Ioneci 
 
Costume Design by
Augustina Stanciu 
 
Makeup Department
Bianca Boeroiu .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Rebekka Garrido .... post-production supervisor
Ruxandra Slotea .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adriana Itu .... second assistant director
Emil Slotea .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Gelu Costache .... sound recordist
Anders Degerberg .... sound mastering
Alex Dragomir .... foley recordist
Andreas Franck .... sound re-recording mixer
Thomas Huhn .... sound re-recording mixer
Marius Leftarache .... adr recordist
Lucas Nilsson .... foley artist
Florin Sora .... boom operator
Florin Tabacaru .... sound designer
Florin Tabacaru .... sound editor
Sebastian Zsemlye .... foley & sound effects editor
 
Visual Effects by
Britt Dunse .... title designer
Philipp Großmann .... scanning supervisor
Florian Obrecht .... visual effects
Kolja Schoon .... scanning operator
 
Stunts
Cosmin Padureanu .... stunt double: George Pistereanu
Cosmin Padureanu .... stunts
Doru Raceala .... utility stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
George Dascalescu .... camera operator
Bogdan Stanciu .... steadicam operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cristina Ghergheli .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Mihai Codleanu .... assistant editor
Linda Dalin .... post-production coordinator
Ruxandra Mihai .... assistant editor
Cristian Nicolescu .... post production consultant
 
Music Department
Jean-Paul Wall .... Trailer Music
Jean-Paul Wall .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Dragos Andrei Chihaescu .... production assistant (as Dragos Chihaescu)
Peter Gustafsson .... film consultant
Irina Stanciulescu .... post production coordinator
 
Thanks
Cosmin Padureanu .... special thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"Eu cand vreau sa fluier, fluier" - Romania (original title)
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94 min
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Was shortlisted for the 83rd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Picture, but did not make the final selection.See more »

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32 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
A minimalistic, yet strong emotional shock-wave, 2 September 2010
Author: Mon Graffito from Netherlands

A visual artist knows that adding a little dot of light in the iris could change the whole portrait or even ruin the initial intention. Not adding the right dot, could have the same effect. Finding THAT balance, something needed in everything we do! That balance is written all over this movie! One reviewer from Romania is fed up with "movies about low-end society family problems". I don't know if Romanians make only such movies but this one is certainly not about Romania. And here the balance I was talking about becomes clear: a simple, personal tragedy may look unimportant to others but to the one who is tormented by it, it becomes life itself. The whole movie is feeding on this sentence, if I may say so. It dictates the filming and editing style (kudos for editing!), the choice of characters, dialog (probably improvised) and everything else. The movie is quiet (almost no soundtrack, very long minutes of no dialog, long takes) and yet the tension and ugliness of the personal horror could deafen someone. The hand held camera is also barely noticeable (someone was complaining about it), far from a Dogma head ache. This slight shake is a reminder the story is not a studio pose but a live action. The theme could be illustrated in many other ways, and it's been done before, probably because the theme is so human and unfortunately forever recurrent. But what impressed me the most is the movie as a whole. The film maker, if I can make him "responsible" for the result, must be a very elegant man, in terms of manners. A man that doesn't shout out his empathy but presents it on a silver tray. Bravo!

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