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A railway chief delays a NATO train transporting military equipment during the war in Kosovo in 1999.

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Captain Doug Jones - The American Military Officer in Command
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Sergeant David McLaren - the second in command, attracted to Monica
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Doiaru - the station master
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Monica - the station master's daughter, who dreams of a better life
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Andrei - a villager in love with Monica (as Alex Margineanu)
Ion Sapdaru ...
The Mayor
Alexandru Dragoi ...
Rodriguez
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Soldier Marian (as Andrei Vasluianu)
Sabina Branduse ...
Despina
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The trade union chief , Andrei's father
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Stelica
Constantin Dita ...
Paul - the mayor's son, a womanizer
Eduard Dumitru ...
Mitroi
Alexandru Georgescu ...
Corporal Tanase
Cristi Olesher ...
Young Doiaru
Catalina Mustata ...
Ana - the mayor's wife
Cornel Bulai ...
Costel
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Doiaru's Mother
Dan Astileanu ...
Doiaru's Father
Nicodim Ungureanu ...
Police Chief
Ionut Brancu ...
Minister of Transport
Tomi Cristin ...
Minister of Foreign Affairs
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Secretary of State
Antonia Ionescu ...
Young Girl #1
Laura Voicu ...
Young Girl #2
Catalina Harabagiu ...
Young Girl #3
Ilinca Harnut ...
Young Girl #4
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Young Girl #5
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Romanian Soldier #1
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Romanian Soldier #2
Nelu Craciun ...
Petre
Adrian Anghel ...
Fane
Bogdan Cotlet ...
Nerd #1
Andrei Solomon ...
Nerd #2
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Girl #1
Adela Mihai ...
Girl #2
Adriana Gheorghisor ...
Girl #3
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SNCFR Director (as Nicu Predica)
Cristinel Botea ...
Engineer
Catalin Paraschiv ...
DJ
Aura Calarasu ...
Andrei's Mother
Elvis Romano ...
Niki Fortune
Ionut Chivu ...
Romanian Officer
Vitalie Ursu ...
The Russian
Madalina Ghitescu ...
Luiza
Andreea Samson ...
Mayor's Secretary
Marcel Cobzariu ...
Foreman (as Marcello Cobzarju)
Armand Utma ...
Classmate #1
Andrei Pandele ...
Classmate #2
Constantin Draganescu ...
The Grandfather
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Archie
Christopher Troxler ...
Soldier
Marco Assante ...
Benny Harper
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Bart Turner
Adrian Cazdaru ...
Controller
Florin Burcea ...
Child
Andrei Sever ...
Young Man
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Directed by

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Cristian Nemescu

Written by

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Catherine Linstrum ... (additional dialogue)
 
Cristian Nemescu ... ()
 
Tudor Voican ... ()

Produced by

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Dan Badea ... executive producer
Andrei Boncea ... producer
Calin Furtunescu ... line producer
Iuliana Tarnovetchi ... executive producer
Mihai Toderiuc ... associate producer

Cinematography by

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Liviu Marghidan

Film Editing by

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Catalin Cristutiu

Editorial Department

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Bogdan Alexandru ... digital intermediate operator
Roberta Raduca ... digital intermediate colorist

Casting By

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Domnica Circiumaru
Alex Johnson

Production Design by

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Ioana Corciova

Art Direction by

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Iulian Bostanaru
Andreea Popa

Set Decoration by

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Angelo Anghelescu

Costume Design by

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Ana Ioneci

Makeup Department

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Lidia Constantin ... key hair stylist
Lidia Ivanov ... key hair stylist
Andrea Dardea Tesdall ... key makeup artist (as Andreea Dardea)

Production Management

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Raul Cosma ... unit manager
Marian Pascale ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Aniela Galiceanu ... first assistant director
Claudia Marcu ... assistant director
Claudia Marcu ... assistant director
Razvan Secara ... assistant director
Ruxandra Slotea ... second assistant director
Florin Filipescu ... third assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Oana Babes ... art department coordinator
Marius Bardasan ... property master
Cristian Mihaila ... property buyer
Gabriela Nechita ... storyboard artist
Vlad Panaitescu ... set construction manager
Eugen Pisau ... props
Aurel Popescu ... construction manager

Sound Department

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Dana Bunescu ... sound editor
Nicolae Comarzan ... boom operator
Marius Emil Stanescu ... boom operator
André Fèvre ... foley artist
Cristinel Sirli ... sound mixer (as Christinel Sirli)
Cristian Tarnovetchi ... sound mixer
Andrei Toncu ... sound designer

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Stegaru Adrian ... weapons
Adrian Popescu ... special effects supervisor

Stunts

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Florin Barcun ... stunt performer
Viscreanu Constantin ... stunt player
Mihai Diaconu ... stunts
Madalin Dragan ... stunts
Doru Dumitrescu ... stunts
Alin Luchian ... stunts
Catalin Mancafa ... stunts
Petre Marin ... stunt performer (as Marin Petrica)
Razvan Puiu ... stunt coordinator (as Rasvan Puiu)
Florin Stancu ... stuntman
Maria-Antoaneta Tudor ... stunt performer (as Maria Antoaneta Ilie)
Andrei Vintileanu ... stunts
Daniel Visan ... stunt player

Camera and Electrical Department

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Doru Andreescu ... gaffer
Octavian Andreescu ... lighting director
Lupsa Armand ... electrician
Militaru Aurel-Marian ... electrician (2007)
Andrei Badescu ... grip
Barbu Balasoiu ... camera operator: camera B
Andrei Butica ... camera operator: camera A
Radu Cioplea ... film loader
Sandu Constantin ... electrician
Sarbu Gigi ... grip
Radu Marinescu ... key grip
Bogdan Alexandru Sicorschi ... grip
Sorin Stanciu ... grip

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Luminita Lungu ... costume supervisor
Carmen Stefan ... costume assistant

Location Management

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Adrian Codoi ... location manager
Silviu Tofan ... location assistant

Transportation Department

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Sorina Dumitru ... picture vehicles
Vali Georgescu ... transportation coordinator
Fabian Pauna ... driver

Other crew

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Marco Assante ... assistant: Armand Assante
Teo Bostanica ... key assistant
Irene Iovan Calangiu ... production coordinator (as Iovan Irene)
Laurence Granec ... press attache: France
Mariana Lina ... script supervisor
Ciocan Luci ... financial controller
Karine Menard ... press attache: France
Alex Molea ... production assistant
Amalia Morar ... production secretary
Petruta Panait ... titles

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In 1999, during the Kosovo War,a train carrying NATO equipment, escorted by American Marines with Captain Doug Jones in command, is held back in Capalnita, a Romanian godforsaken village, by Doiaru, the station master, who blocks the train over a paperwork technicality. For five days the villagers try to take advantage of the Americans' unexpected presence. The mayor, for instance, organizes a celebration in their honor. On the other hand, sergeant David McLaren, Jones's second in command, falls in love with Monica, the crafty's station master's daughter, who dreams of a better world... And what about the Marines' initial mission? Written by Guy Bellinger

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Also Known As
  • Nesfarsit (Romania)
  • California Dreamin' (World-wide, English title)
  • California Dreamin' (United States)
  • California Dreamin' (United Kingdom)
  • California Dreamin' (France)
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Runtime
  • 155 min
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Budget $1,600,000 (estimated)

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Trivia French visa # 119156. See more »
Goofs When Captain Jones is talking to Doiaru in his office, the clock behind Doiaru goes from 4:15 to 4:12 and back to 4:15 in the matter of a few seconds. See more »
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