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The Earth's Most Beloved Son (1993)

Cel mai iubit dintre pamânteni (original title)
| Drama | 1993 (Romania)
The film is an adaptation of a novel by Marin Preda, a controversial novelist who died during the Communist rule soon after the book was published. It tells the story of an intellectual, ... See full summary »

Director:

Serban Marinescu

Writers:

Serban Marinescu (screenplay), Marin Preda (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stefan Iordache ... Victor Petrini
Gheorghe Dinica ... investigator of the Securitate
Dorel Visan ... Gardianul 'Dumnezeu'
Maia Morgenstern ... Matilda
Tora Vasilescu Tora Vasilescu ... Nineta
Mircea Albulescu ... inmate Grecul
Valentin Uritescu Valentin Uritescu ... Dr. Marcu
Victor Rebengiuc ... Apparatchik
George Constantin George Constantin
Mariana Mihut Mariana Mihut
Ileana Predescu Ileana Predescu
Mitica Popescu Mitica Popescu
Ion Fiscuteanu
Colea Rautu Colea Rautu ... Traian Petrini
Nino Anghel Nino Anghel
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The film is an adaptation of a novel by Marin Preda, a controversial novelist who died during the Communist rule soon after the book was published. It tells the story of an intellectual, professor of philosophy whose life is crushed after he is imprisoned on false accusations at the end of the Stalinist era. Basically the first part of the film tells the story of his fight for survival in prison, the second describes his tentative to regain his life after being released. His release is actually only apparent, Romania of the 60s asks from him different types of compromises and crimes, but yet his fight for survival is as tough morally as in prison. Written by AnonymousB

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Country:

Romania

Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

1993 (Romania) See more »

Also Known As:

The Most Beloved of Earthlings See more »

Filming Locations:

Bucharest, Romania See more »

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Expres See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Food for thoughts
19 August 2006 | by shak_spawnSee all my reviews

The movie follows the events of the novel "Cel mai iubit dintre pamanteni"( could be translated as "The most beloved among humans" ), written by Marin Preda ( a very controversial book and movie), a novel which became something like The Bible or the story of Hamlet, very popular and hard to get, due to its satiric contents over the Communist regime. It represents the drama of the intellectual man, the humanist, in a "red" world. A movie filled with passion, fear, sexuality, all the great ingredients for a great movie recipe.One of the greatest Romanian movies,despite its psychological charge(after all, it is an European movie).


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