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The Independence of Romania (1912)

Independenta Romaniei (original title)
The movie depicts the Romanian War of Independence (1877-1878).


Aristide Demetriade, Grigore Brezeanu (uncredited)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aristide Demetriade Aristide Demetriade ... Carol I
Constanta Demetriade Constanta Demetriade ... Principesa Elisabeta
Constantin Nottara Constantin Nottara ... Osman Pasa
Pepi Machauer Pepi Machauer ... Tarul Alexandru II
Aurel Athanasescu Aurel Athanasescu ... Penes Curcanul
Jeny Metaxa-Doro Jeny Metaxa-Doro ... Rodica
Nicolae Soreanu Nicolae Soreanu ... Flacau de tara
Vasile Toneanu Vasile Toneanu ... Flacau de tara (as Toneanu)
Aristita Romanescu Aristita Romanescu ... Doamna de la Crucea Rosie
Elvire Popesco ... Taranca (as Elvira Popescu)
M. Vîrgolici M. Vîrgolici ... I.C. Bratianu
C. Nedelcovici C. Nedelcovici ... General Manu
Mihail Tancovici-Cosmin Mihail Tancovici-Cosmin ... Colonel Berindei (as M. Tancovici-Cosmin)
Ion Dumitrescu Ion Dumitrescu ... General Cernat
Gheorghe Meliseanu Gheorghe Meliseanu ... Colonel Anghelescu
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The movie depicts the Romanian War of Independence (1877-1878).

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The first ever Romanian feature film. See more »


Referenced in The Rest is Silence (2007) See more »

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The Independence of Romania review
23 June 2020 | by JoeytheBritSee all my reviews

For a film made in 1911, this chronicle of the 1877 war of Romania and Russia against the Turkish which led to Romania's independence is crude and primitive; but for a film from a country with little film history at the time, it is a monumental achievement. It plays more like a newsreel or documentary than an historical drama, and the filmmakers have little to no knowledge of the concept of editing (if they did, the film would only have been one-third its current length). Of historical importance to Romanian cinema, but of little worth otherwise.

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Release Date:

1 September 1912 (Romania) See more »

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Razboiul independentei See more »

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ROL400,000 (estimated)
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