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The Oak (1992)

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A description of Romania before Ceausescu's downfall, through the story of Nela. Daughter of a former colonel of the Securitate, the romanian political police. She refused to become as her ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nela
... Mitica
... Village mayor
... Country Priest
Ion Pavlescu
Mariana Mihut ... Priest's wife
... Priest in the train
... Prosecutor
Virgil Andriescu ... Nela's father
Alexandru Matei ... Butusina
Leopoldina Balanuta ... Nela's mother
Magda Catone ... Mitica's assistant
Ionel Mihailescu ... Titi
Dorina Lazar
Vasile Popa
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A description of Romania before Ceausescu's downfall, through the story of Nela. Daughter of a former colonel of the Securitate, the romanian political police. She refused to become as her sister, an agent of this Securitate, and lives with her father. After he died, she leaves Bucarest, and ends up in a little town, where she meets Mitica, a surgeon, another herself, laughing of everything. Written by Yepok

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$3,700,000 (estimated)
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Must-see film for observers of the post cold war era

This is definitely one of the best politically themed film of the 90s , dealing with post cold war reality in Central and Eastern Europe. LE CHENE brilliantly exposes a broad range of those realities. I couldn't say it better than the previous comment or add anything important. LE CHENE totally reflects the reality I saw there during a two week trip to Bucharest and Transylvania last June. See it.


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