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Occident (2002)

Occident is a bittersweet comedy that focuses on the growing tendency of Eastern European youth to migrate west. When the amicable Luci (Alexandru Papadopol) and his beautiful lover Sorina ... See full summary »

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Cristian Mungiu

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexandru Papadopol ... Luci
Anca Androne ... Sorina
Samuel Tastet Samuel Tastet ... Jerome
Tania Popa Tania Popa ... Mihaela
Dorel Visan ... The cop
Gabriel Spahiu ... The spanish mute
Julieta Strîmbeanu Julieta Strîmbeanu ... Granny (as Julieta Strâmbeanu)
Eugenia Bosânceanu Eugenia Bosânceanu ... Aunt Leana
Ioan Gyuri Pascu Ioan Gyuri Pascu ... Gica
Tora Vasilescu Tora Vasilescu ... The school-mistress
Michael Beck Michael Beck ... The Dutchman
Valeriu Andriuta ... Nae (as Valeriu Andriutã)
Mihai Danu Mihai Danu
Constantin Ghenescu Constantin Ghenescu
Doru Ana Doru Ana
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Occident is a bittersweet comedy that focuses on the growing tendency of Eastern European youth to migrate west. When the amicable Luci (Alexandru Papadopol) and his beautiful lover Sorina (Anca Androne) are evicted from their apartment, Sorina decides they must visit her father's grave and ask for a "sign". Seconds later, Luci is hit in the head by a bottle and taken to the hospital by a Frenchman. Despite her love for Luci, Sorina believes a life with security takes precedence over romance, and moves in with the good samaritan. Meanwhile, a jilted bride (Tania Popa) and her mother (Coca Bloos) enlist the help of of a private agency to find a proper husband for her, but the wealthy Italian man they select has more than a couple of undesirable traits. Later, Michaela's (Popa) father, a police captain, finds out that Luci's cousin is dead, prompting him to remember when the two boys fled from Romania by swimming across the Danube on an inflatable doll. The cousin had made it across, ... Written by AnonymousB

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Romania

Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

20 February 2008 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Dysi See more »

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$450,000 (estimated)
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31 December 2018 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

A chain of stories. Impecable portrait of characters. Bitter humor. Ways of survive. And the choices defining different situations. A honest, realistic portrait of Romanian realities. Seductive for inspired performances, for the exploration of cliches and for the science to propose only events , determining the viewer to build his conclusion. Young people. Solutions . Their parents. And small circles of survive , fake succes or appearences as refuges.


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