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Then I Sentenced Them All to Death ()

Atunci i-am condamnat pe toti la moarte (original title)
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In order to avoid reprisals from the Wehrmacht for the murder of a soldier, intellectuals from a Romanian village try to convince Ipu, the village idiot, to take the blame for the murder and... See more »

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Amza Pellea ...
Ipu, nebunul satului
Cristian Sofron ...
Elev in vacanta
Ion Besoiu ...
Parintele Ioan
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Notar
Ioana Bulca ...
Margareta
Octavian Cotescu ...
Doctorul Bunu
Iurie Darie ...
Ilegalist, fratele elevului
Klára Sebök ...
Clara (as Maria Clara Sebök)
Stefan Mihailescu-Braila ...
Plutonierul Gociman (as S. Mihailescu Braila)
Eugenia Bosânceanu ...
D-na Bunu
Eliza Petrachescu ...
Fumegoiaia
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colonlul von Eck
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alexandru Herescu
Ernest Maftei ...
Marcu
Lazar Vrabie ...
Directorul casei de corectie

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Sergiu Nicolaescu

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Titus Popovici ... (novel "Moartea lui Ipu")
 
Titus Popovici ... (screenplay)

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Tiberiu Olah

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Alexandru David

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Yolanda Mîntulescu ... (as Iolanda Mintulescu)

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Marcel Bogos

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Marcel Bogos

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Hortensia Georgescu

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Sanda Manescu ... production manager

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Adriana Dumitrescu ... assistant director (as Adriana Dimitrescu)

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Anusavan Salamanian ... sound (as A. Salamanian)

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Radu Rusch ... stunts

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  • Rare Films and More (2018) (United States) (DVD) (English sub-titles) (Spanish sub-titles) (French sub-titles)

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Plot Summary

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.

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Also Known As
  • Moartea lui Ipu (Romania)
  • Then I Sentenced Them All to Death (United States)
  • Then I Sentenced Them All to Death (World-wide, English title)
  • И тогава издадох смъртни присъди... (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Ipu halála (Hungary)
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  • 103 min
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Trivia The tank used by the Germans is actually a Russian T-34-85. See more »
Movie Connections Remade as A Farewell to Fools (2013). See more »

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