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Terminus paradis (1998)

The Bucharest's suburb, a torrid summer day. Norica, a waitress and Mitu, a swineherd, meet and tease each other and starts a beverage competition. Their relationship is not just a ... See full summary »

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Lucian Pintilie
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Cast

Credited cast:
Costel Cascaval Costel Cascaval ... Mitu
Dorina Chiriac ... Norica
Gheorghe Visu ... Vatasescu
Victor Rebengiuc ... Grigore Cafanu
Razvan Vasilescu ... Cpt. Burci
Gabriel Spahiu ... Nelu
Dan Tudor Dan Tudor
Doru Ana Doru Ana ... Gili
Petrica Gheorghiu Petrica Gheorghiu
Cornel Scripcaru Cornel Scripcaru
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Coca Bloos Coca Bloos ... Mitu's Mother
Dragos Bucur
Marius Calugarita Marius Calugarita ... Soldat
Serban Pavlu ... Nicu
Cosmin Selesi Cosmin Selesi ... Zache
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Storyline

The Bucharest's suburb, a torrid summer day. Norica, a waitress and Mitu, a swineherd, meet and tease each other and starts a beverage competition. Their relationship is not just a one-night stand. It would end with a marriage, if Norica wouldn't want to marry Gili, her 50's boss and boyfriend, and if Mitu wouldn't have to make two years of military service. Mitu's passion for Norica will make him to get in trouble: drove by his obsession for her, he makes something unforgettable. The society's resorts start moving and hunting the couple... Written by Peepyna

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

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Country:

France | Romania | Italy

Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

7 October 1998 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Next Stop Paradise See more »

Filming Locations:

Bucharest, Romania See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Romania's official submission to the 71st Academy Awards (1999) for Best Foreign Language Film. See more »

Goofs

When Costel Cascaval announces that he will be joining army no matter what, his mother is not wearing her glasses as she cries. In the next shot, when she is pushed out of the car, she is wearing glasses. See more »

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Some train journeys are not meant to be made in Romania !!!
5 June 2007 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

One meaning of "Terminus Paradis" is that all trains have to stop somewhere. This is true for human beings too as all of their journeys must inevitably end somewhere. This is precisely something which the maverick Romanian master Lucian Pintilie has shown in his film. At its core "Terminus Paradis" is an eccentric love story par excellence. When I say an eccentric love story, I mean that in this poignant story the end is not something which the lovers had always anticipated.The leading actress Dorina Chiriac has a charming doll like face. This has surely helped her to give dazzling touches to her very naive looking character. A lot can be said about Costel Cascaval's acting talents too. He has given a solid, convincing performance.Enjoy this film by drinking a lot of beer.


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