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Ovidiu Iuliu Moldovan,
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During World War II, just before the events of August 23rd 1944, a German soldier is found murdered in a Romanian village. The dead soldier's superior threatens the villagers that unless the perpetrator is handed over by the following morning they will all face reprisals. In order to avoid this, the village intellectuals try to convince Ipu, the village idiot, to take the blame for the murder and save them.
The world as construction of a child. A village. A war. A crime. And the best scapegoat. Some circles. like Visniec circles. And few walks in the search of essence of life. A movie who must be discover. Story about colors of ages, about a lost village and its leaders. The Nazi presence. And a boy with his fried, the fool of community. A film like a spring morning. Delicate and common. Sad and profound. Game of gestures and lace of words. After all, the death. As last sign of a long expectation. As key of soul's treasure. As definition of silence. A lesson for be yourself not a shadow of intentions. Old "El laberinto del fauno". Same taste. Different recipes.
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