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Maria (2003)

Based on the true story of an impoverished, unemployed mother of seven living under subhuman conditions in a cave-like basement of a block of flats in newly post-communist Romania. When her... See full summary »
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10 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diana Dumbrava ... Maria
Horatiu Malaele Horatiu Malaele ... Milco
Serban Ionescu Serban Ionescu ... Ion
Luminita Gheorghiu ... Maia
Rona Hartner ... Nuti
Florin Calinescu Florin Calinescu ... Supervisor
Florin Zamfirescu Florin Zamfirescu ... Ahmed
Alexandru Bindea Alexandru Bindea ... Officer
Marinela Chelaru Marinela Chelaru ... Brunhilda
Mirela Gorea Mirela Gorea ... Clara
Ovidiu Niculescu ... Pentagon
Magda Catone Magda Catone ... Tena
Cristian Iacob ... Paul
Ana Ularu ... Ioana
Eduard Paliu Eduard Paliu ... Nicolae
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Storyline

Based on the true story of an impoverished, unemployed mother of seven living under subhuman conditions in a cave-like basement of a block of flats in newly post-communist Romania. When her drunken husband loses his job and eventually goes away, her sad reality gets even bleaker as she struggles to support her children.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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sad yet funny
29 September 2004 | by diamant993See all my reviews

first off i would like to say that i never liked romanian movies..but this one made me realize that i could be missing a lot. I was shocked so to say. It is basically a romanian tale which appeared on the screen with the help of a romanian vision.

The story is sad but yet funny by it's tragedy. One woman corrupted by society to sell herself so she can take care of her children.

I'm glad that romanian movies appear on IMDb, and i hope as many of you can watch them. Maria really makes you think about the reality around us.


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Country:

Romania | France | Germany

Language:

Romanian | English | French | Russian

Release Date:

30 March 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Marija See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$71,353
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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