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Marfa si banii (2001)

A newbie agrees to deliver the wrong merchandise for money. He will learn soon that this trip will change his views about life, forever.

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Cristi Puiu
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alexandru Papadopol ... Ovidiu
Dragos Bucur ... Vali
Ioana Flora ... Betty
Luminita Gheorghiu ... Mama lui Ovidiu
Razvan Vasilescu ... Domnul Marcel Ivanov
Doru Ana Doru Ana ... Domnul Doncea
Constantin Draganescu Constantin Draganescu ... Tatal lui Ovidiu (as Costica Draganescu)
Petre Pletosu Petre Pletosu ... Plutonierul
Mihai Ionescu Mihai Ionescu ... Erdogan
Jana Gorea Jana Gorea ... Bunica
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cristian Bardasan Cristian Bardasan
Marius Bardasan Marius Bardasan
Marius Bunica Marius Bunica
Marian Chirvase Marian Chirvase
Orlando Chirvase Orlando Chirvase
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A newbie agrees to deliver the wrong merchandise for money. He will learn soon that this trip will change his views about life, forever.

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Country:

Romania

Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

10 June 2004 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Drog és lé See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania See more »

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Mandragora See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Mildly amusing and entertaining Romanian Comedy
9 June 2016 | by Tom DooleySee all my reviews

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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