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The Mastodon (1975)

Mastodontul (original title)
In 1946 Romania's oil rich regions are coveted by unscrupulous foreign oil companies and by the Communists who aim to nationalize Romania's oil industry.

Director:

Virgil Calotescu

Writer:

Ioan Grigorescu

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Cast

Credited cast:
Zephi Alsec Zephi Alsec ... Marcus
Ion Anghel Ion Anghel ... Ananie
Emil Botta Emil Botta ... Oscar Ocolescu
Toma Caragiu Toma Caragiu ... Gogan
Liviu Ciulei ... Vogoride
Constantin Codrescu Constantin Codrescu ... Enciu
Jean Constantin Jean Constantin ... Mitica Decave
Gheorghe Dinica ... Ilarie Micu
Grigore Gonta Grigore Gonta ... Panait
Dorina Lazar Dorina Lazar ... Floarea
Ernest Maftei Ernest Maftei ... Alexiu
Stefan Mihailescu-Braila Stefan Mihailescu-Braila ... Lixandru
Gheorghe Novac Gheorghe Novac ... Stirbul
Dan Nutu Dan Nutu ... Trica
Alexandru Virgil Platon ... Penescu
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Storyline

In 1946 a Romanian scientist discovers the bones of a prehistoric woolly mammoth but he also discovers traces of an important oil reserve.Greedy and unscrupulous agents of foreign oil company Columbiana wish to get their hands on the scientist's notes.These agents are prepared to even kill for those plans.Also, a team of workmen sent by the local district office of the Romanian Communist Party arrive in the area to help local villagers repair their agricultural tools.But the foreign agents of the oil company suspect these Communists to be there for the same thing they are,to obtain the plans and the notes of the scientist who discovered the oil.The oil company men plan to assassinate the Communist workers and to steal the scientist's notes. Sensing danger,the scientist decides to pass his notes and plans to someone for safekeeping. Written by nufs68

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Country:

Romania

Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

27 October 1975 (Romania) See more »

Also Known As:

Mastodont See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania See more »

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Budget:

ROL3,324,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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