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The Way I Spent the End of the World (2006)

Cum mi-am petrecut sfârsitul lumii (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 30 August 2006 (France)
In communist era Romania, people live with hope for a new life of freedom.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dorotheea Petre ... Eva Matei - a seventeen-year-old girl
Timotei Duma ... Lalalilu 'Lali' Matei - Eva's little brother
Ioan Albu Ioan Albu
Sergiu Anghel Sergiu Anghel ... The headmaster
Adrian Bulboaca Adrian Bulboaca ... The second guitarist
Ion Carangea Ion Carangea
Jean Constantin Jean Constantin ... Uncle Floricã
Mircea Diaconu ... Grigore Matei - Eva and Lali's father
Bogdan Dumitrache ... The doctor
Liviu Fister Liviu Fister
John Maldea John Maldea
Adrian Nicolae Adrian Nicolae ... The first guitarist
Stellan Nicolae Stellan Nicolae ... Llotari curta nea Tei
Vasile Nicolae Vasile Nicolae ... Llotari curta nea Tei
Cristian Nicolaie Cristian Nicolaie ... Nucu
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Bucharest 1989 - the last year of Ceausescu's dictatorship. Eva lives with her parents and her 7 year old brother, Lalalilu. One day at school, Eva and her boyfriend accidentally break a bust of Ceausescu. They are forced to confess their crime before a disciplinary committee and Eva is expelled from school and transferred to a reformatory establishment. There she meets Andrei, and decides to escape Romania with him. Lalalilu becomes convinced that Ceausescu is the main reason for Eva's decision to leave. So with his friends from school he devises a plan to kill the dictator. Written by Erin

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Romanian

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30 August 2006 (France) See more »

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Romania's official submission to the 79th Academy Awards (2007) for Best Foreign Language Film. See more »

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The end scenes shows Eva on board a ship, the "Prinsendam" of the HAL (Holland America Line). However, historically the HAL has had two ships of that name, the first one tragically sank of the coast of Alaska in 1980, thankfully without casualties. The second ship of that name only joint HAL in 2002, before that it was know as the "Royal Viking Sun" since it's birth in 1988. In the period Eva supposedly received the letter from her younger brother there was no ship with that name. See more »

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A beautiful film about the hard times of our childhood when we still dreamed
8 November 2006 | by adrian-claudiuSee all my reviews

Beautiful indeed. The beauty of this film is that it presents with high fidelity a era not so long ago in our life but so long ago in our memories. It's like you were closing your eyes and go back in those time. The atmosphere is recreated in the smallest details. Even the bottles of milk are the same they were 20 years ago. The director is not a judge, he just presents facts through eyes of different persons, as he recreates the every day life of people. this film is not a film of hate as we were used 17 years when we saw film about that times. It is a film to see with your heart open, with your soul free of any ideeas. It is a film of making peace with the past and with ourself. Take just little from your time and go see it.


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