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Love Sick (2006)

Legãturi bolnãvicioase (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 8 June 2006 (USA)
Love. It just happens. No rules. It may look sick, but it's deep and it hurts. For everyone, Alex and Kiki are just good friends. They happen to be two girls experiencing another kind of love. For their family, Kiki and Sandu are sister and brother who sometimes fight. They happen to be lovers. Love Sick is about their stories.

Director:

Tudor Giurgiu

Writers:

Razvan Radulescu (dialogue), Cecilia Stefanescu (script & dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Maria Popistasu ... Kiki / Sandu's sister
Ioana Barbu Ioana Barbu ... Alex
Tudor Chirila ... Sandu / Kiki's brother
Catalina Murgea Catalina Murgea ... Mrs. Benes
Mircea Diaconu ... Mr. Dragnea
Virginia Mirea Virginia Mirea ... Mrs. Dragnea
Tora Vasilescu Tora Vasilescu ... Mrs. Parvulescu
Valentin Popescu ... Mr. Parvulescu
Mihai Dinvale Mihai Dinvale ... Prof. Mihailescu
Carmen Tanase Carmen Tanase ... Chelnerita
Puya Puya ... Taxi driver
Mihaela Radulescu Mihaela Radulescu ... Mrs. Negulescu
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Storyline

Alex and Cristina (Kiki) are university students who end up living in the same building. Their friendship develops quickly, overcoming several phases, from fellowship to care and tenderness. While the two are very different, the two girls get along fine, except for the moments when a third character shows up - Sandu. Kiki's brother is permanently tormented by an unnatural jealousy which implies an incestuous liaison between the two siblings. Written by lament

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Romania | France

Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

8 June 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ask Hastasi See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR350,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$99,358
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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It's a chick movie
3 June 2006 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

I viewed the movie together with a homophobic friend, my wife and her female friend. So I had views from all kinds of directions. Mainly, the film made me laugh, the sexual tension was not really there and the only noticeable actors were Tudor Chirila and Maria Popistasu. Yes, I do think she played her role well, even if the script was not appropriate. There were good Romanian actors around, they just didn't have complex roles. I applaud Puya's entering the movie business. I don't know why, but I think he's a good guy, I just hope he'll be a good actor.

The wife loved the movie, though, and I think there might have been chords being played and to which I had no ear for. If the film tried to present uncommon sexual behaviors and their consequences in todays Romania, then it failed miserably. There were no consequences. Just imagine that the girls are actually a boy and a girl, and the same story becomes just a boring, uninteresting plot.

I have no idea why it got all those BAFTA awards. In my book, it should have gotten the "Better luck next time" award. (bafta=good luck in Romanian).


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