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Offset (2006)

Nicu (Razvan Vasilescu) runs a print shop in Bucharest, Romania, and Brindusa (Alexandra Maria Lara) is his secretary and translator. Years ago, they were lovers, but now they maintain a ... See full summary »

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Nicu (Razvan Vasilescu) runs a print shop in Bucharest, Romania, and Brindusa (Alexandra Maria Lara) is his secretary and translator. Years ago, they were lovers, but now they maintain a friendly, if occasionally awkward, relationship. When Nicu orders a new printing press, Stefan (Felix Klare), a German engineer, is sent to install the machine. Soon after his arrival, he and Brindusa begin dating. When Nicu learns of their relationship, he grows increasingly obsessed with breaking them up.

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Irresponsible reproduction of clichés
4 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

"Offset" was probably one of the worst movies I've ever seen. It starts of not to bad, and issues like interculturality and integration are no doubt interesting and promising. But the movie fails completely in dealing with these topics in a decent way. It was not the shallow plot, nor the average acting that displeased me, I could deal with that. But this movie reviews all the clichés about Germany, as well as about Romania, in a way that made me really angry. The moral of the story seems to be that "cultural barriers" can not be crossed, Romanians tend to be irrational and violent, etc. etc.

Watching "Offset" was not only a loss of time, it also reproduces racist stereotypes and clichés. If it was meant to be a political statement too, it's totally irresponsible.


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