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The Afternoon of a Torturer (2001)

Dupa-amiaza unui tortionar (original title)
A young journalist interviews a man who was a torturer during the early days of the communist regime in Romania.


Lucian Pintilie


Doina Jela (novel), Lucian Pintilie
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Credited cast:
Gheorghe Dinica ... Frant Tandara
Radu Beligan Radu Beligan ... The professor
Ioana Ana Macaria Ioana Ana Macaria ... The journalist
Coca Bloos Coca Bloos ... Frant's wife
Dorina Chiriac ... The commissar
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cristina Agachi Cristina Agachi ... The Aunt
Serban Pavlu ... Ticuta
Marius Radu Marius Radu ... Frant as a child
Florin Roata Florin Roata ... The Father
Loredana Stefan Loredana Stefan ... Frant's Sister


A young journalist interviews a man who was a torturer during the early days of the communist regime in Romania.

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torture | guilt | based on novel | See All (3) »

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A true story
19 May 2002 | by SandraGorganSee all my reviews

This movie was made after a novel written by Doina Jela. In the opening of the premiere night in Romania, Doina Jela told the viewers a short but painful story. "German kids were made to see the horrors of the jewish camps from Auschwitz, to remember and learn, she said. This is why they are where they are, and we (the Romanians) are where we are. You should leave this room remembering that the man, Franz Tandara, is filled with true remorse and pain. It would be the biggest mistake to condemn him just for beign courageous enough to confess..."

I left the room with the exact these thoughts and the wish to see the movie again. It hurts, but then again truth hurts.

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Romania | France



Release Date:

17 April 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

L'après-midi d'un tortionnaire See more »

Filming Locations:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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