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...
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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
Romania's official submission to the 77th Academy Awards (2005) for Best Foreign Language Film. See more »
one of the worst movies of the well known director Sergiu Nicolaescu
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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