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Philanthropy (2002)

Filantropica (original title)
Ovidiu, a high-school teacher looking for an extra buck, finds an unexpected way to earn easy money.

Director:

Nae Caranfil

Writer:

Nae Caranfil
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mircea Diaconu ... Ovidiu Gorea
Gheorghe Dinica ... Pavel Puiut
Mara Nicolescu Mara Nicolescu ... Miruna
Viorica Voda Viorica Voda ... Diana Dobrovicescu
Marius Florea Vizante ... Simpaticul
Florin Zamfirescu Florin Zamfirescu ... Poetul Garii de Nord
Cristian Gheorghe Cristian Gheorghe ... Robert Dobrovicescu
Florin Calinescu Florin Calinescu ... Self
Constantin Draganescu Constantin Draganescu ... Tatal
Monica Ghiuta Monica Ghiuta ... Mama
Ovidiu Niculescu ... Ospatarul
Valentin Popescu ... Recuperator #1
Nae Caranfil ... Karaoke singer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gabriela Bobes Gabriela Bobes
Marius Capota ... Baiat de Baiat
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Storyline

Ovidiu, a high-school teacher looking for an extra buck, finds an unexpected way to earn easy money.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

Nae Caranfil, the director, does a cameo in most of his films. In Filantropica he appears in the Karaoke scene. See more »

Quotes

Robert Dobrovicescu: Hey teach, I heard some talk about booting me out. What's up?
Ovidiu Gorea: You must've done something.
Robert Dobrovicescu: But you stick up for me! You're my buddy, right?
Ovidiu Gorea: What can I do, if you keep looking for trouble?
Robert Dobrovicescu: Let me spell it out for you. If they boot me out and you're on their side, you won't be my buddy anymore. Then I come see you... and slice you like salami. Fair? Sounds fair to me.
Ovidiu Gorea: I'll think about it.
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References Zorro (1957) See more »

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Spechless
14 July 2005 | by halftildeadSee all my reviews

By saying this is the best Romanian movie I don't really say much about it, because there aren't any good Romanian movies, really (with few exceptions). But I can tell you that this is one of the best movies I have ever seen, and I have seen many. Not only it makes you laugh, but it makes you think. A little bit like American Beauty. The story is well put together and the acting quite impressive - gives you a strong real life impression. A school teacher needs money so he can be around the sister of one of his trouble-making students. His book (just released on the market) didn't have any buyers, so he need other funding sources. You'll see what and how. Overall, a movie not to miss.


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Country:

Romania | France

Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

15 March 2002 (Romania) See more »

Also Known As:

Filantropia See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,795
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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