Down 273 this week

Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man (2010)
"Portretul luptatorului la tinerete" (original title)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 532 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 2 critic

Add a Plot



0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 18 Nov 2011
a list of 24 titles
created 27 Dec 2011
a list of 44 titles
created 21 Nov 2012
a list of 38 titles
created 8 months ago
a list of 38 titles
created 2 months ago

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man (2010)

Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man (2010) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man.
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Several urban legends of Communist Romania are dramatized.

Directors: Hanno Höfer, Razvan Marculescu, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Diana Cavallioti, Radu Iacoban, Vlad Ivanov
Aurora I (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An apartment kitchen: a man and a woman discuss Little Red Riding Hood, their voices hushed, mindful of waking the little girl sleeping next room. Waste land on the city outskirts: behind a... See full summary »

Director: Cristi Puiu
Stars: Cristi Puiu, Clara Voda, Catrinel Dumitrescu
Loverboy (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A young man seduces poor girls in order to pass them to a prostitution ring.

Director: Catalin Mitulescu
Stars: George Pistereanu, Ada Condeescu, Ion Besoiu
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In a small isolated village, in 1953, a wedding is interrupted by the news about the death of Stalin. Because any public celebration is forbidden, they decide to turn the happy event into a silent wedding.

Director: Horatiu Malaele
Stars: Meda Andreea Victor, Alexandru Potocean, Valentin Teodosiu
Outbound (2010)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A drama about a woman who seems able to overcome everything for freedom, except for her past mistakes.

Director: Bogdan George Apetri
Stars: Ana Ularu, Andi Vasluianu, Ioana Flora
Morgen (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

NELU, a man in his forties, works as a security guard at a supermarket in Salonta, a small town on the Romanian-Hungarian border... See full synopsis »

Director: Marian Crisan
Stars: András Hatházi, Yilmaz Yalcin, Elvira Rimbu
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: Lucian Pintilie
Stars: Gheorghe Dinica, Radu Beligan, Ioana Ana Macaria
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Marius is a divorced man in his late thirties. His five year-old daughter Sofia lives with her mother, which causes Marius a deep frustration. On the day Marius arrives to take his daughter... See full summary »

Director: Radu Jude
Stars: Serban Pavlu, Sofia Nicolaescu, Gabriel Spahiu
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Romania. The near future. The Russian Federation gives back the Thesaurus to Romania. Three boys and a girl, a dog, thieves, mobsters and a bag with millions. All in a summer weekend. Live the moment, take the money, the car and... Run!

Director: Catalin Saizescu
Stars: Andi Vasluianu, Maria Dinulescu, Mihai Bendeac
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

15 years ago, Luiza decided to make a fresh start in Spain. She left her 3-year-old daughter Cristina in the care of her relatives and took off. When she returns to Romania, the woman ... See full summary »

Director: Stere Gulea
Stars: Medeea Marinescu, Adela Popescu, Tudor Istodor
The Godmother (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Directors: Jesús del Cerro, Virgil Nicolaescu
Stars: Whitney Anderson, Dragos Bucur, Stefan Iancu
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A prosecutor, policemen and teacher bring the students Vuica and Nicu to a restaurant to re-enact their drunken brawl there, and have it filmed to show the effects of alcoholism.

Director: Lucian Pintilie
Stars: George Constantin, Emil Botta, George Mihaita


Cast overview, first billed only:
Constantin Dita ...
Ion Gavrila Ogoranu - Mosu
Bogdan Dumitrache ...
Laurian Hasiu - Leu
Ionut Caras ...
Gheorghe Hasiu - Ghita
Catalin Babliuc ...
Ion Chiujdea - the Professor
Ion Bechet ...
Nelu Novac
Constantin Lupescu ...
Ion Ilioi
Vasile Calofir ...
Andrei Hasiu - Baciu
Dan Bordeianu ...
Victor Metea
Alexandru Potocean ...
Toma Pirau - Porambu
Bogdan Dumitrescu ...
Jean Pop - Fileru
Radu Iacoban ...
Gelu Novac
Alin Mihalache ...
Gheorghe Sovaiala
Mihai Constantin ...
Gheorghe Pintilei Bodnarenko
Teodor Corban ...


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


Action | Drama | History





Release Date:

13 February 2010 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man  »

Filming Locations:

Box Office


€800,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(5.1 surround)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A beautiful movie worth to be watched not only by the Romanian citizens but by any foreigner!
28 January 2011 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

Indeed, first of all, I consider that this movie should be seen by as many Romanian citizens as possible (at least this is my wish and the main purpose of this review) but I think that any foreigner can also enjoy its beauty.

Why all the Romanian citizens should see this movie? A part of the answer to this question results directly from reading the synopsis. Still, I will add a few words. I consider that the story showed in this movie is among the few historical facts which could help us (Romanian citizens – mainly the young generation) not to be so ashamed of our people's cowardice shown during the communist period, until the '89 Revolution.

This is the story of a few courageous (if not insanely courageous) young men fighting the Monster, or just in fact opposing the Monster (until the presumed arrival of the Americans). They fight also their fear of death, strangely enough by trying to concentrate on another fear - more important – that of being condemned by their sons of cowardice.

The other part of the answer is the same as for the question "Why should any other foreigner see this movie?" and I will try to present the other qualities of the movie, beside the story.

I liked a lot the script because there are a lot of smart lines. I liked especially the sequences that show in parallel: 1) the speeches of the police (securitate) with the all the necessary instructions in order to catch the enemy and 2) the scenes with the interrogations and torturing taking place in reality – not quite following the soft indications given from above … . The alternation of these two "worlds" is made brilliantly and is more effective then any documentary movie with a 3 hours speech on the inhumanity of the communist regime.

I was deeply moved by two scenes which showed the love of a mother and the love for a friend. I don't remember such similar powerful scenes in any other movie. Of course, I might be subjective in my preference, but I am sure they will move you too.

I liked the way the director chose to shoot the group scenes with the young heroes. In some of them nothing happens indeed (as action) but they show so much and make us understand them better and even entering (if we choose) the atmosphere. You can feel the high grass touching you also, the cold raindrops dripping on your skin as well…

I liked the alternation of the colored scenes with the (more rare) black and white scenes. The scenes in black and white are shown blurry and I found them very appropriate for the story and they added a lot of beauty to the movie. Beside these sequences in black and white, there are a lot of very beautiful images (the landscapes in Fagaras' mountains; the portraits of our heroes and of the other characters in different situations, using different lights and shadows …).

Why not a 10 then? Only a nine … Mainly, because the actor playing the main character is not succeeding to convince us that he feels, he understands the profound and beautiful lines … But, as he speaks pretty rare this doesn't affect the movie that much.

It's already too long this review … but I hope that at least it will serve its' purpose.

16 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: