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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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Horatiu Malaele ... Milco
Serban Ionescu ... Ion
... Maia
... Nuti
Florin Calinescu ... Supervisor
Florin Zamfirescu ... Ahmed
Alexandru Bindea ... Officer
Marinela Chelaru ... Brunhilda
Mirela Gorea ... Clara
... Pentagon
Magda Catone ... Tena
... Paul
... Ioana
Eduard Paliu ... Nicolae
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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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Life without make-up
24 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

Irony, sadness, misery, shattered dreams... "Maria" has it all. It is not a movie about succeeding in life, it is a movie about surviving. The movie depicts the story of a young woman trying to get through the harsh world of the suburbs. Mother of seven children, Maria tries her utmost to ensure a decent life for her family. Without any support from her husband, and after every one has tried to take advantage of her, she faces the terrible truth: her only chance is to sell her body. Watching the movie, I kept asking myself: "What will happen to save Maria? Which is the element that is supposed to save the day?" Then I realized that there is no answer to my question.


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