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First of all I have to say that this documentary is far from whatever expectations I had from it. The story is only halfway rounded, completed by the end, the direction is poor, the locations are 99% from the capital city, Bucharest, so I don't think its purpose its fully accomplished by any means.
But my main problem is the intentional way in which only some persons have been chosen to express whatever the director wanted to express. None of the wealthy men shown on the screen are exactly loved by the 'political ruling class' at the moment in Romania. The other side of the coin is that by intentionally omitting some other faces this documentary has, at least for me, a very strong political connotation. I wouldn't be surprised finding out that the finances for the movie came directly from governmental sources.
I won't go on any longer, but my suggestion for you out there who are keen to see this movie, is to watch it with a very critical eye.
All the best!
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