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Cigarettes and Coffee (2004)

Un cartus de kent si un pachet de cafea (original title)
Two characters discuss business in a restaurant.

Director:

Cristi Puiu

Writer:

Cristi Puiu
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mimi Branescu ... Fiul
Mihai Bratila Mihai Bratila ... Chelnerul
Victor Rebengiuc ... Tatal
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Storyline

Two characters discuss business in a restaurant.

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romanian new wave | See All (1) »

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Short

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Flawless!!...Essence of cinematography!
23 December 2004 | by sebbastiannSee all my reviews

Cristi Puiu brings out onto the screens a perfect picture which depicts the drama of a 50-year-old Romanian "bugeteer" who struggles to live in a society which no longer abides by any scale of values!

One mere conversation in a restaurant represents the synthesis of virgin society which makes no clear distinction between democracy and capitalism! It's more than life...it's essence of life! The conversation is brutally cleaned of any metaphor and the plot swiftly develops to an unexpected ending.

The twist of the film reminds us of the old "Laurel and Hardy" gags which make us laugh and cry at the same time.Life is merciless for all these kind of characters.

A bravura performance from Victor Rebengiuc!


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Country:

Romania

Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

7 February 2004 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Romania See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Temple Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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