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Closer to the Moon (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 17 April 2015 (USA)
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A Romanian police officer teams up with a small crew of old friends from the World War II Jewish Resistance to pull off a heist by convincing everyone at the scene of the crime that they are only filming a movie.

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Bucharest 1959. A spectacular Bank heist has the country in an uproar. In post-war Communist Romania it is an unimaginable slap in the face to the iron fisted authorities. Four men and a woman are arrested, tried, convicted and while waiting for their execution... are forced to star in a propaganda film about the crime. All five protagonists were heroes of the resistance during the Second World War and highly placed members of Romanian society. They clearly knew they would be caught and executed. Written by Anonymous

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Prior to filming Closer to the Moon (2014) with Vera Farmiga, Mark Strong played the male lead opposite Farmiga's sister Taissa Farmiga in the film Anna (2013). See more »

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Title Card: During World War II, the anti-Nazi resistance in Romania was mainly organized by the Communist Party.
Title Card: A number of young Jews joined the cause, believing their freedom would come from the Soviet Union.
Title Card: The Red Army didn't free, but enslave the country, along with the whole Eastern and Central Europe. An iron-fist regime was installed.
Title Card: Former Jewish partisans became part of the governing elite.
Title Card: Their positions started to erode until, by the last years of the 50's, they were being systematically ...
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Aleluia it was about time.
1 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

This film it was marvelous. Im proud of my romanian film maker Nae Carnfil. Maybe the movie wont respect all the history in that time. But the cast was excellent the costumes were great.

And what i had liked the most, they respected the black jokes with allot of irony and cinism in them. They showed the crazy leaders were in that time the real murders and how easily were peoples fooled by the system.

The movie 100% need's an Oscar i hope he will get in time. Also a word for Hollywood, "Bro come in Romania start to learn more history and than make more movies with romanian stories"amen.

Message to my fellow romanian brothers, don't try to judge to movie be proud cause you are a ROMANIAN the movie is PERFECT.

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