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Orient Express (2004)

At an old age, prince Andrei Morudzi retreats to his castle in Romania, during the two world wars, after having led an eventful youth. There he is seen as a rare bird by the local folk, due... See full summary »

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Sergiu Nicolaescu
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sergiu Nicolaescu ... Andrei Morudzi
Gheorghe Dinica ... Costache
Dan Bittman Dan Bittman ... Young Andrei Morudzi
Maia Morgenstern ... Amalia Frunzetti
Daniela Nane ... Carmen Ionescu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alina Chivulescu Alina Chivulescu ... Adrienne de Raval
Andreea Doinea Andreea Doinea ... Extras
Diana Dumbrava ... Priestess
Imola Kézdi Imola Kézdi ... Ana
Ioana Moldovan Ioana Moldovan ... Isabelle Benny
Marina Procopie Marina Procopie ... Elena Criveanu
Dan Puric Dan Puric ... Orlofski
Cristian Sofron Cristian Sofron ... Priest Anton
Valentin Teodosiu ... Vasile Gardescu
Florin Zamfirescu Florin Zamfirescu ... Take Criveanu
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At an old age, prince Andrei Morudzi retreats to his castle in Romania, during the two world wars, after having led an eventful youth. There he is seen as a rare bird by the local folk, due to his strange attitude towards life and his exquisite manners, which don't fit the way of life of the villagers. But, in the end, despite trying to distance himself from the local people, he can't help but influence their humble existences. Written by FcPoliFan

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prince | based on novel | See All (2) »

Genres:

Romance | Drama

Certificate:

PG
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Romania's official submission to the 77th Academy Awards (2005) for Best Foreign Language Film. See more »

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one of the worst movies of the well known director Sergiu Nicolaescu
12 February 2005 | by Optimus_See all my reviews

It's hard to find a single good aspect of the movie, except for strong acting from romanian star Gheorghe Dinica and surprisingly nice performance of Valentin Teodosiu, an actor which i my opinion deserves better roles then he usually gets in movies.

For the rest, the didactic speech of the main character, spread over half the movies, practically kills any interest for the picture quite quickly.

Mr Nicolaescu should realise that the audience is hardly interested in his vision about nobility, or in a romantic image of the last days of the romanian aristocracy.

With the two exceptions already mentioned, acting is 70'ish and of a poor quality, the movie has lost of clichés and generally speaking, without being a horrible experience, is practically a waste of time to watch.


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Country:

Romania

Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

24 September 2004 (Romania) See more »

Also Known As:

Восточный экспресс See more »

Filming Locations:

Casa Vernescu, Romania See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Ro De Film See more »
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Runtime:

(original)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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