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Binecuvântatã fii, închisoare (2002)

Not Rated | | Drama | 8 November 2002 (Romania)
Based on Nicole Valery-Grossu's European best seller autobiographic novel "Bless you, prison", the film is a true story, with real events and characters. A young intellectual woman, Nicole,... See full summary »

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Nicolae Margineanu

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Nicole Valéry-Grossu (novel), Nicolae Margineanu (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria Ploae Maria Ploae ... Nicoleta
Dorina Lazar Dorina Lazar ... Prison Director
Ecaterina Nazare Ecaterina Nazare ... Prisoner (as Ecaterina Nazarie)
Maria Rotaru Maria Rotaru ... Prisoner
Victoria Cocias
Iulia Lazar Iulia Lazar
Romanita Ionescu Romanita Ionescu
Mioara Ifrim Mioara Ifrim
Eugenia Maci Eugenia Maci
Eugenia Bosânceanu Eugenia Bosânceanu
Margareta Pogonat Margareta Pogonat ... (Guest Appearence)
Tamara Cretulescu Tamara Cretulescu
Monica Ghiuta Monica Ghiuta
Ion Pavlescu Ion Pavlescu ... Guest Appearence
Cristina Tacoi Cristina Tacoi ... (Guest Appearence)
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Based on Nicole Valery-Grossu's European best seller autobiographic novel "Bless you, prison", the film is a true story, with real events and characters. A young intellectual woman, Nicole, is arrested in the years of Stalinism simply for being an active member of an opposition party. There follow three months of exhausting interrogation and isolation. Alone in a cell, she undergoes a spiritual experience similar to that of the great mystics. She proceeds to an in-depth soul-searching that helps her discover the power of faith and steels her to put up resistance. Nicole goes through the ordeal of communist prisons, conflicts and risky activities, and manages to provide a heartening example for the other inmates. Daily prison life is not drab but full of unexpected happenings like a story. Written by Petru Margineanu <petru.margineanu@xnet.ro>

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Country:

Romania

Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

8 November 2002 (Romania) See more »

Also Known As:

Bless You, Prison See more »

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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
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Agerfilm S.r.l. See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Life beyond the barbed wire
17 June 2016 | by rodrig58See all my reviews

"I do not change my opinion from one week to another..." says the character who repeated her innocence and will be released in two weeks(some kind of wishful thinking). It's just one of those thousands of women, imprisoned, all innocent. The communists were in power in Romania, from 1945 to 1989, and they were really the only God on earth, they decided if you live or not. It's just a glimpse of the huge drama that meant the experiment called Communism in Romania = Genocide. Maria Ploae, one of the few true gifted actresses in Romania, is distinguished in the role of that who was Nicole Valéry-Grosu, author of the autobiographical novel after the film was made. Dorina Lazar is good as the Prison Director and Ecaterina Nazare is good too as another inmate who commits suicide by hanging. Director, Nicolae Margineanu is Libra like me, so he's a very prudent and balanced man and artist and he knows well his job.


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