An apartment kitchen: a man and a woman discuss Little Red Riding Hood, their voices hushed, mindful of waking the little girl sleeping next room. Waste land on the city outskirts: behind a... See full summary »
Three films based on Three Conversations by Russian writer and philosopher Vladimir Solovyov.The actors' 'exercises' develop into a minimalistic trilogy on cinema and literature, social and spiritual life, acting in film and in real life.
Occident is a bittersweet comedy that focuses on the growing tendency of Eastern European youth to migrate west. When the amicable Luci (Alexandru Papadopol) and his beautiful lover Sorina ... See full summary »
"Bucharest Non-Stop" is a Romanian feature film that tells the story of a neighborhood of Bucharest. More specifically, the film is a night of non-stop life of a store located in a ... See full summary »
Out of enthusiasm, a Militia soldier abandons his platoon and decides to fight for the cause of the Revolution. His Lieutenant and the rest of the crew look for him during the confused night of 22-23 December 1989.
Ovidiu lives at home with his parents and dreams of opening his own shop. Then he is offered a rather large sum of cash to deliver some parcels of 'medicine' to some address in Bucharest. This offer comes from local crime boss and all round unsavoury type – Ivanov Marcel.
Ovidiu decides to take along his best mate, Vali, as he can drive and he has the van and what is more Ovidiu's mum wants him to do the shopping on the way home. On the trip they will discover a lot about each other and why taking large amounts of money for a seemingly easy gig is not always the brightest idea.
Now this is a comedy and there are some very well realised moments in this, but some do not seem to translate very well. It is a small cast and budget but does not really lack for it. The lad's views on the desirability of the Dacia motor car are in themselves are enough to keep any petrol head amused. I also learnt that the Romanians have a word for 'knackered' which was nice to know. The acting is all good too and it has a down to earth feel that is in keeping with the disposition of the people involved; all in all an enjoyable watch.
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