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Reconstruction (1970)

Reconstituirea (original title)
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

Writers:

Horia Patrascu (novel), Horia Patrascu (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
George Constantin George Constantin ... Procurorul
Emil Botta Emil Botta ... Paveliu
George Mihaita ... Vuica
Vladimir Gaitan Vladimir Gaitan ... Nicu
Ernest Maftei Ernest Maftei ... Plt. Dumitrescu
Ileana Popovici Ileana Popovici ... Domnisoara
Stefan Moisescu Stefan Moisescu ... Dragan
Nikolaus Wolcz Nikolaus Wolcz ... Vlad (as Niky Volcz)
Ion Radulescu Ion Radulescu ... Toma
Nita Anastase Nita Anastase
Vasile Alexandru Vasile Alexandru
Teodor Berca Teodor Berca
Elena Fronus Elena Fronus
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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.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Romania

Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

5 January 1970 (Romania) See more »

Also Known As:

Reconstruction See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania See more »

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Production Co:

Filmstudio Bucuresti See more »
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Mono
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Named the 'best Romanian film of all time' by the Romanian Film Critics Association. See more »

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A harsh critique of the irrationality of power
12 November 2013 | by Ana_BananaSee all my reviews

It's obvious why the Communist regime has banned this great film, as in many places it's not even that subtle in its critique of the stupidity of 're-education' and of abuse. Many lines in the film may thus be understood in that key as being aimed directly at the regime itself.

This is a political film, of course, but not at all propagandistic, although sometimes it may feel strangely and almost imperceptibly exaggerated (I can't explain this, it occurs to me in Pintilie's other films, too). There is of course great acting, first of all from George Mihaita, Ernest Maftei and Ileana Popovici (she had an excellent mix of child-like innocence and the cruel whims of a nascent seductress).

Watch this movie to see what Communism did to everyday people.


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