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Stone Wedding (1973)

Nunta de piatra (original title)
Two bleak stories about absent love. In the first, a widow is working hard in a desperate attempt to save her dying daughter. The second tells the story of two wandering singers who kidnap a bride from her wedding.

Directors:

Dan Pita, Mircea Veroiu

Writers:

Ion Agârbiceanu (stories), Dan Pita (segment) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Leopoldina Balanuta Leopoldina Balanuta ... Fefeleaga (segment "Fefeleaga")
Eliza Petrachescu Eliza Petrachescu ... (segment "Fefeleaga")
Nina Doniga Nina Doniga ... Paunita (segment "Fefeleaga")
Adrian Georgescu Adrian Georgescu ... (segment "Fefeleaga")
Mircea Diaconu ... dezertorul (segment "La o nunta")
Radu Boruzescu Radu Boruzescu ... Ceterasul (segment "La o nunta")
Petrica Gheorghiu Petrica Gheorghiu ... Tatal (segment "La o nunta") (as Petre Gheorghiu)
Ursula Nussbacher Ursula Nussbacher ... Mireasa (segment "La o nunta")
George Calboreanu Jr. George Calboreanu Jr. ... Mirele (segment "La o nunta")
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ferenc Bencze ... Sotul certaret
Dumitru Bonciuc Dumitru Bonciuc
Ion Dorutiu Ion Dorutiu
Nicolae Iordache Nicolae Iordache
Cornel Ispas Cornel Ispas
Elisabeta Jar Elisabeta Jar ... Sotia certareata
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Two bleak stories about absent love. In the first, a widow is working hard in a desperate attempt to save her dying daughter. The second tells the story of two wandering singers who kidnap a bride from her wedding.

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Drama

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Mark Cousins wrote about Stone Wedding (1973): "Rigorous, beautifully acted, as bold as Eisenstein, and with a haunting, sung commentary. One of the world's great movies." [Romanian Film Season in Edinburgh, 2015] See more »

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One of the best Romanian movies ever
23 September 2008 | by Mihnea_aka_PitbullSee all my reviews

There is no doubt that the twin movies "Nunta de piaträ", and "Duhul aurului" (and mainly the first one) are among the best made ever in Romania. Both were bought by the Modern Art Museum in New York, and were met with huge acclaim all over the world.

This is not surprising at all, since the scripts are based on the stories and novellas of Ion Agârbiceanu, a great Romanian author who depicted as none else the life conditions in rural Transylvania, at the turn of the last century. The stories are filled by a deep tragic thrill, a fateful feeling that seems to pervade everything. All this is expressed in unforgettable cinematography by Iosif Demian. Literally, each shot is a piece of art. And, while Veroiu, with his contemplative nature, seems to be satisfied only with this frozen conception, Pitza, at his turn, makes it into a dynamic story, with many satirical moments, expressive characters, and an excruciatingly tragic twist in the end.

By all means, "The Stone Wedding" is a movie to be viewed again and again. Every time, it seems to grow up new dimensions.


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Country:

Romania

Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

22 August 1974 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Kamienny slub See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania

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Production Co:

Filmstudio Bucuresti See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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