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Lucian Pintilie (1933–2018)

Lucian Pintilie was born on November 9, 1933 in Tarutino, Bessarabia, Romania. He was a director and writer, known for Next Stop Paradise (1998), Sunday at Six (1966) and The Oak (1992). He was married to Clody Bertola. He died on May 16, 2018 in Bucharest, Romania. See full bio »


(age 84) in Bucharest, Romania

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Sunday at Six Director
The Oak Director
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 2006 Tertium non datur (Short)
 2003 Niki and Flo
 1996 Too Late
 1995 Lumière and Company (Documentary)
 1992 The Oak
 1978 Ward Six
 1973 Paviljon broj VI (TV Movie)
 1966 Sunday at Six
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(1983 to 1984 season) He directed Anton Chekhov's play, "The Seagull," at the Tyrone Guthrie Theater, 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, Minnesota with Lois Smith (Madame Arkadina) and David Hyde Pierce (Treplev) in the cast. Jean-Claude Van Itallie was translator. Radu Borezscu was set designer. Miruna Borezscu was costume ... See more »

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Personal Quote:

It is true, on one level, my work does not correspond to official art. My vision of the world is crueler, more sarcastic, more satirical. But at the same time, there is a great deal of tenderness underneath. ... But the [Communist] bureaucratic mentality is ridiculous. They are stupid people. They live in a nightmare and they see monsters where none exists. But one day, I shall win this bet. I ... See more »


His influential film Reconstruction (1968) was personally banned by communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu. It was shown in Cannes in 1970 to critical acclaim, and released again in Romania in 1990 soon after the communist regime ended. See more »

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