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Niki Ardelean, colonel în rezerva (2003)

The hero is a retired army officer in the period of transition in Romania from the Communist rule to democracy. As many aged people during these times he loses a lot in position and ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Victor Rebengiuc ... Niki Ardelean
Razvan Vasilescu ... Florian (Flo) Tufaru
Coca Bloos Coca Bloos ... Poucha Ardelean
Mihaela Caracas Mihaela Caracas ... Doina Tufaru
Serban Pavlu ... Eugen Tufaru
Dorina Chiriac ... Angela Tufaru
Marius Galea Marius Galea ... Mihai Ardelean
Andreea Bibiri Andreea Bibiri ... Irina Ardelean
Constantin Ghenescu Constantin Ghenescu ... Irina's father
Aristita Diamandi Aristita Diamandi ... Irina's mother
Alexandru Bindea Alexandru Bindea ... Irina's brother
Raluca Penu Raluca Penu ... Irina's sister
Ion Chelaru Ion Chelaru
Ruxandra Sireteanu Ruxandra Sireteanu
Alexandru Matei Alexandru Matei
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The hero is a retired army officer in the period of transition in Romania from the Communist rule to democracy. As many aged people during these times he loses a lot in position and material situation and is too aged to adapt and start building something from zero. His last resort is the family, but his home and family is also slowly decomposing under the pressure of the times. His elder son dies in a stupid home accident (the film starts with his funeral), than his only other child, a daughter moves to America in the search of a better material life. His life seems to fall under the control of his in-law, a mercantile and much better adapted man, who slowly seems to deprive him not only of his children, but also of his pride and human dignity. The violent end is unexpected, although typical for the Pintilie's movies, but if you look back and reflect on what you've seen on screen, everything before was a logical building of the end. Written by AnonymousB

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Country:

France | Romania

Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

2 March 2012 (USA) See more »

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Niki and Flo See more »

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Romania See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.66 : 1
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an excellent life movie
28 August 2005 | by elbo89See all my reviews

I can't understand why so many "movie lovers" (especially that they are from Romania) have such a negative perspective in front of this film. It was just a life movie and from my point of view I recognized a lot of people who are next to me every day in that characters. It's a great movie, believe me, but you have to see what's at the back of it. Of course, it's neither for that people who are Rambo lovers nor Spiderman :)). Maybe, for a foreigner means nothing, but for us who live in this country it represents more than pure reality.In conclusion, i think that is the best Romanian drama i saw after the revolution from 89.Lough and cry in the same time.


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