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Reconstruction (1968)

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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Amazing film within a film about the misuse of power
8 August 2007 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

It is a matter of highly disreputable concern that this sublime film directed by Lucian Pintilie is not so well unknown globally.When a great film like this remains unknown for whatever reasons what hurts the most is the fact that an opportunity has been denied to viewers to watch,understand and appreciate a rewarding film which proffers a multiplicity of interpretations.Reconstituirea is without an ounce of doubt one of the boldest East European films which challenge the repressive hegemony of a communist state albeit in a very circumspect manner.Although punishment or to be precise reeducation of two young boys remains the film's central theme there is also some benign overlapping of many life affirming themes and situations such as first love,friendship,sacrifice,pain,suffering,indifference etc.Lucian Pintilie came into international prominence as Reconstituirea was applauded at Cannes Film festival in 1968 but as it was critical of communist party establishment,Pintilie was banned from traveling to France. This was the high price audacious film makers like him from East European countries had to pay in the past.


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