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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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€1,500,000 (estimated)
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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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There is a longer scene in the movie showing a bus trying to turn around on muddy soil. The bus is a Rocar bus, which has been produced only after 1990, and it has stickers on its doors, which surely have not been used before 1989. See more »

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Pentru voi
Improvised by Cãtãlin Mitulescu
Copyright 2006 by By Strada Films & Les Films Pelléas
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A great capture of the communist era
4 October 2006 | by anamarie_dot_comSee all my reviews

I have just seen this movie and I loved it. Maybe for the little boy who plays his role very well, maybe for the strange relationship that Eva has with either guys, but especially for how the director managed to capture the communist era in every aspect of the movie. Romanians may understand this better. The revolution took place almost 17 years ago, a new regime was installed since then and almost everything has changed. But this movie brings back even the smallest detail, from the clothes that students wore, music they listened to, even haircuts they had, to the state of the streets, houses, cars. It's amazing, but I had the strong impression that the movie was made many years ago. I would recommend this movie to all Romanians because, in a small detail, it gives a different perspective about the revolution. But also, non-Romanians should watch it just to see how difficult times we have been through.


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