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Toto and His Sisters (2014)

Toto si surorile lui (original title)
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Hovarth Ilie Nicusor Gabriel Petre ...
Himself, 9 years (as Totonel)
Andreea Violeta Petre ...
Herself, Totonel's sister, 14 years
Ana-Maria Badulescu Petre ...
Herself, Totonel's sister, 17 years
Siminica Badulescu Petre ...
Herself, Totonel's mother
Nicoleta ...
Herself, friend of Andreea
Ilie ...
Himself, Totonel's uncle
Sile Petre ...
Himself
Nicu ...
Himself, social worker
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Totonel (10) and his sisters, Andreea (14) and Ana (17), are waiting for their mother to come back home from prison. As they grow up, each of them learns how to survive on their own, hoping that when their mother returns, the family will be reunited. Written by Strada Film

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Powerful documentary
9 October 2015 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

This documentary depicts a period of a few years in the life of three Roma siblings. When their mother is arrested with drug charges, Toto and his two teen sisters are left to figure out life on their own. Living in a bad neighbourhood, in very poor conditions, surrounded themselves by drug use and with no one to turn to, their situation is desperate.

The film follows their development and presents with rare and brutally candid images a different world, that many maybe prefer not see. But you cannot look away. The images, filmed by both the filmmakers and the kids themselves, are gripping. Some of the footage is so powerful and authentic that it is hard to describe.

If you get the chance to see this documentary, don't miss it. It's a life lesson on many levels.


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