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Next Stop Paradise (1998)

Terminus paradis (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 7 October 1998 (France)
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 »

Director:

Lucian Pintilie
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7 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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
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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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

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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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new page of a war
5 June 2016 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

a cry. or , maybe, a parable. strange at first sigh. and painful confession about reality, dream, looking for happiness, definition of life. to say that it is a film by Lucian Pintilie could be enough. but not only the dark story, with a memorable last scene, not the profound message who can be understand only by East European public in its essential dimension are important but the fascinate performances of Dorina Chiriac and Costel Cașcaval. a film of fury and escapes, revenge against yourself and run to death, it is perfect example of beauty of mud and force of small people. aphorisms and crumbs from other films by Pintilie. and step of a personal fight against the images of every day reality of one of the most important Romanian directors.


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Country:

France | Romania | Italy

Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

7 October 1998 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Bucharest, Romania See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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