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Children Underground (2001)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 5 October 2003 (Australia)
A profile of homeless Romanian children who were born victims of the nation's reckless population growth policy during its communist era.

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Edet Belzberg
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cristina Ionescu Cristina Ionescu ... Self
Mihai Alexandre Tudose Mihai Alexandre Tudose ... Self
Violeta 'Macarena' Rosu Violeta 'Macarena' Rosu ... Self
Ana Turturica Ana Turturica ... Self
Marian Turturica Marian Turturica ... Self
Alexandru Beschina Alexandru Beschina ... Self
Florin Ionut Calciu Florin Ionut Calciu ... Self
Adrian Chiru Adrian Chiru ... Self
Romulus Cristescu Romulus Cristescu ... Self
Ilie Fonfonile Ilie Fonfonile ... Self
Doru Grigore Doru Grigore ... Self
Anca Hotnog Anca Hotnog ... Self
Claudia Luca Claudia Luca ... Self
Angela Preda Angela Preda ... Self
Adrian Susanu Adrian Susanu ... Self
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One of the most astonishing and engaging cinematic works of the past decade, CHILDREN UNDERGROUND is a profoundly intimate and heart-wrenching drama about homeless children struggling for survival on the streets and in the subways of Bucharest, Romania. Written by Anonymous

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Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Depressing and disquieting.
4 January 2003 | by no_one_specialSee all my reviews

This film shows the daily routine of a group of homeless Romanian children living in a train station. Anyone who has ever seen or read about the homeless knows how depressing it is, and seeing children in this state of affairs only heightens it. The children here are addicted to Aurolac paint, which they inhale to get high. While the subject matter couldn't be any more depressing, Children Underground is very well made and holds one's attention.


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Country:

USA

Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

5 October 2003 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Asphaltkinder in Bukarest See more »

Filming Locations:

Bucharest, Romania See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,075, 23 September 2001

Gross USA:

$12,798

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,798
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Belzberg Films See more »
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