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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Based on Graham Greene's novel Stamboul Train, the movie focuses on the lives of individuals aboard the Orient Express as it makes a three-day journey from Ostend to Constantinople. The ... See full summary »
In 1918 a defeated Austro-Hungarian Baron Colonel Von Görtz returns home to Transylvania which has just been lost to Romania. A vengeful Von Görtz punishes the nearby villagers but Romanian Major Tudor Andrei aids them.
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
The kind of movie that let's you in it even though you left the cinema for a while. Makes room for that pure epic performance very few Romanian movies have. And still all that drama is Noble, not shocking. It let's you know that higher class is maybe not so bad, maybe dirt is not so much better then cleanliness, and it spits on every single movie promoting common things we see every day. A very brave movie because it doesn't try to make ordinary people feel good about themselves, it doesn't use issues that most people find themselves in. It has almost no connection to the real world, or any significant parts of Romanian history. It's a solitary and original movie from all points of view. A production that's worth respect.
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