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Alarm in the Delta (1976)

Alarma în delta (original title)
During the 1970s a foreign smuggler is taking hostages and threatening to sabotage a river pumping station if he is not aided in his attempt to smuggle ancient artifacts out of Romania.Two young local boys foil his plans.

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Gheorghe Naghi
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Credited cast:
Ferenc Fábián Ferenc Fábián ... The Doctor (as Fabian Ferenc)
Dan Popescu Dan Popescu ... Schoolboy Azimioara
Sorin Vasiliu Sorin Vasiliu ... Schoolboy Voinicel
Emanoil Petrut Emanoil Petrut ... Mr. Prisacaru
Stefan Mihailescu-Braila Stefan Mihailescu-Braila ... Smuggler Sisu
Alexandru Matei Alexandru Matei ... Smuggler Jan
Valeria Maria-Duma Valeria Maria-Duma ... First engineer (as Valeria Marian Duma)
Cornel Coman Cornel Coman ... Police Major Vlad
Constantin Vurtejan Constantin Vurtejan
Alexandru Vrancea Alexandru Vrancea ... The Truck Driver (as Alexandru Al. Vrancea)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Lorin Florescu Jean Lorin Florescu
Gheorghe Naghi Gheorghe Naghi ... The Mechanic
Valeria Ogasanu Valeria Ogasanu ... Second engineer
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During the 1970s a foreign smuggler is taking hostages and threatening to sabotage a river pumping station if he is not aided in his attempt to smuggle ancient artifacts out of Romania.Two young local boys foil his plans at the risk of their own lives.Meanwhile the police is racing against time to apprehend the smuggler before he can escape from Romania across the international border with his loot. Written by nufs68

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The film received a honorable mention (diploma) at the Gottwaldov Film Festival, 1979, Czechoslovakia. See more »

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A story that could have fit into a 20 minute short feature
3 March 2015 | by ersbelSee all my reviews

The short idea: the big bad Westerner and the smart young communists. The children might barely be able to read because of the lack of teaching personnel at school in a remote area. But they are surely well permeated by the marxist-leninist morals. The children can't read the latest discourse of Nicolae Ceaușescu, but they do know they have to stop the evil foreigner steal the goods of the People.

Back in the 1970s it was the evil counter revolutionary. In the 1930s the same man would have been the evil Jew. In the 1990s the evil person is either a mason or is part of a conspiracy that must involve Israel.

Finally, the end justifies the means. In real life even older teens were abused by family and neighbors if they come home early. In the movie, prepubescent boys can stay up no matter how late and nobody would notice their absence. And, because communist Romania was a Christian orthodox country above all, the adventurers must be male. The audience can tolerate boys at night in the wilderness, but a girl's place is at home learning how to cook, and whatever is needed by a semi-illiterate homemaker.

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Country:

Romania

Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

5 January 1976 (Romania) See more »

Also Known As:

Alarm in the Danube Delta See more »

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Budget:

ROL2,767,000 (estimated)
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Mono

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Color (ORWO-Color)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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