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Next Stop Paradise (1998)

Terminus paradis (original title)
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

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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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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Runtime:

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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9 January 1999 | by bilaSee all my reviews

Terminus Paradis in one word: a mirror of real life, with shocking ideas, shocking words and images. Under this, a simple, but exhaustive analysis of post-communist Romanian life. The simple action, built on an American-like image, shows the pathological typology of the new "capitalist" mentality, adapted from the elder East-European one. The reactions of post-communist changes are different. Violence, on one side (like Cafanu, the hero of the story) and passivity, on the other side (like his colonel) are just a flash aimed on the Romanian mind.


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