In 1959, in Romania, six former members of the nomenklatura and the secret police organize a hold up of the National Bank. After their arrest, the state forces them to play themselves in a ...
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A Romanian police officer teams up with a small crew of old friends from the World War II Jewish Resistance to pull off a heist by convincing everyone at the scene of the crime that they are only filming a movie.
In this interesting drama, three sequences which could have formed separate stories are linked together, like cars on a train, to give a larger perspective on the nature of reality and film... See full summary »
Marius is a divorced man in his late thirties. His five year-old daughter Sofia lives with her mother, which causes Marius a deep frustration. On the day Marius arrives to take his daughter... See full summary »
Filmmaker Irene Lusztig unearths a dark family secret in search of answers and reconciliation in her breakthrough feature documentary, "Reconstruction." In communist Romania 1959, Lusztig's... See full summary »
In 1959, in Romania, six former members of the nomenklatura and the secret police organize a hold up of the National Bank. After their arrest, the state forces them to play themselves in a film which reconstitutes the crime and the investigation. At the end of their trial, filmed live, they are sentenced to death and executed. A month later, the film Reconstitution was released and became a sensation throughout the country.Written by
I didn't thought that Romanian are capable of making such a movie. This movie is about our roots (Romanian), about our illusions, about our nightmares. Not only for those born after '90 the communism appears in a mythical form, but most for those who lived than and who have been educated to forget, not to put themselves many questions and the most important not to try to find answers. .... "Communism" and "humanity" are antonyms!!! This movie shows the communist era "in all it's splendor" - a moral cancer which is spreading irreversible in all the corners of the Romanian society. There are written many books - and there will be more- about this, but words fade when side by side whit images ... i think this movie will mark a turn in some lives.
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