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The Snails' Senator (1995)

Senatorul melcilor (original title)
In a small Romanian village, a senator goes through hilarious events as he takes advantage of the people's hospitality while also ignoring their major issues.

Director:

Mircea Daneliuc

Writer:

Mircea Daneliuc (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dorel Visan ... Senatorul Vartosu
Cecilia Bârbora Cecilia Bârbora ... Tudorache Ciresica
Clara Voda Clara Voda ... Reporter
Madeleine Thibeault Madeleine Thibeault ... Reporter
Dan Chisu Dan Chisu ... Reporter
Haralambie Boros Haralambie Boros ... Mayor
Florin Zamfirescu Florin Zamfirescu ... Deputy Mayor
Constanta Comanoiu Constanta Comanoiu ... Ciresica's Mother
Nicolae Albani Nicolae Albani ... Prefect
Mircea Andreescu Mircea Andreescu ... Arch Guardian
Dinu Apetrei Dinu Apetrei ... Viorel
Anda Caropol Anda Caropol ... Senator's Wife
Viorel Comanici Viorel Comanici ... Petrescu
Camelia Zorlescu ... Villa Administrator
Viorica Geanta Chelbea Viorica Geanta Chelbea ... (as Viorica Geanta)
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Storyline

The Senator feels fine. He has just inaugurated a windmill and now he feels like having snails for dinner. All the villagers are summoned to get some for him. Unfortunately for the great man, a terrible drama erupts and although Mr. Senator has nothing to do with it, it spoils an evening that looked pretty good. Besides, the snails prove disappointing. All in all, the Senator has had a foul day. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Country:

Romania

Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

May 1995 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A csigák szenátora See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania

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Color
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Trancends any culture
14 September 2012 | by brentsbag-1See all my reviews

I am not as articulate as the other reviews. This is a movie I will remember for the rest of my life. It speaks directly to the human experience no matter place or time. And it's just such a charming experience to watch. No matter how profound man can get, if we can't laugh at ourselves, we have nothing.

No, sir. You do not have to be Romanian to appreciate. Even a stupid American can appreciate this film. (Ha, Ha, Joke, (I think))

I don't get the 10 line review policy. Yes I'm padding here so I can post, but I think that's better than going on with BS so I make the ten line requirement.


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