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12:08 East of Bucharest ()

A fost sau n-a fost? (original title)
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A local talk show host organizes an alcoholic professor and a pensioner known for playing Santa Claus to decide whether there was ever a revolution in their town Vaslui.

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Mircea Andreescu ...
Emanoil Piscoci
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Virgil Jderescu
Ion Sapdaru ...
Tiberiu Manescu
Mirela Cioaba ...
Doamna Manescu
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Doamna Jderescu
Cristina Ciofu ...
Vali
Lucian Iftime ...
Lica
Annemarie Chertic ...
Vera
Petrica Sapdaru ...
Petrica
Catalin Paraschiv ...
Barman
George Guoqingyun ...
Chen
Constantin Dita ...
Tibi
Daniel Badale ...
Professor
Marius Rogojinski ...
Vecin (as Marius Rogojinschi)
Aurelia Tocu ...
Maricica Dima (voice)
Ion Apostoliu ...
Vasile Rebegea (voice)
Ion Ciolacu ...
Ion Costachescu (voice)
Lucian Pinzaru ...
Costica Bejan (voice)
Corneliu Negrea ...
Gelu Isarescu (voice)
Coca Bloos ...
Tina (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cautea Alexandru ...
Grupul Rotaria
Diaconu Victor Alexandru ...
Grupul Rotaria
Danaila Andrei ...
Grupul Rotaria
Mihai Basescu ...
Grupul Rotaria
Avasiloae Marian Catalin ...
Grupul Rotaria
Birzoi Marian Ciprian ...
Grupul Rotaria
Fartanescu Silviu Costel ...
Grupul Rotaria
Popa Daniel ...
Grupul Rotaria
Suru Iulian ...
Grupul Rotaria
Trufia Carmen Lenuja ...
Grupul Rotaria
Vatamanu Remus ...
Grupul Rotaria
Cristea George Robert ...
Grupul Rotaria
Marius Rogojinschi ...
Vecin
Talmaciu Romeo ...
Grupul Rotaria
Talmaciu Andra Roxana ...
Grupul Rotaria
Lionte Sergiu ...
Grupul Rotaria
Danaila Tudor ...
Grupul Rotaria
Dula Valentin ...
Grupul Rotaria
Dula Ciprian Vladut ...
Grupul Rotaria

Directed by

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Corneliu Porumboiu

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Corneliu Porumboiu ... ()

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Daniel Burlac ... executive producer
Corneliu Porumboiu ... producer

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Rotaria

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Marius Panduru

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Roxana Szel

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Elena Bodrug ... conforming editor
Dana Cioplea ... negative cutter
Claudiu Doaga ... colourist
Flori Stoica ... negative cutter
Marcela Ursu ... post-production coordinator

Production Design by

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Daniel Raduta

Costume Design by

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Monica Raduta

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Cristina Ilie ... makeup artist

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Mihai Sofronea ... first assistant director
Alexandru Vitzentzatos ... assistant director

Art Department

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Alin Iacovle ... props
Luca Ionut ... props

Sound Department

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Mirel Cristea ... assistant sound
Alex Dragomir ... sound engineer
Sebastian Zsemlye ... boom operator

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Mihai Reti ... special effects (as Reti Mihai)
Florin Stoian ... special effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Pompiliu Avram ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Nicolae Bunea ... camera loader (as Nicu Bunea)
Dinu Constantin ... gaffer (as Constantin Dinu)
George Dascalescu ... camera operator
Marin Gheorghe ... focus puller: "a" camera
Cristi Grosu ... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Cristian Grosu) / focus puller: "b" camera (as Cristian Grosu)
Cristian Iacob ... electrician
Ion Nica ... gaffer
Tica Terenche ... video assist operator

Casting Department

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Alexandru Costin Stefan ... casting coordinator

Location Management

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Marcela Ursu ... location manager

Script and Continuity Department

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Lili Gavrilescu ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Mihai Tirziman ... transportation coordinator

Additional Crew

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Cezar Helmis ... production coordinator
Adrian Popescu ... set operator
Oltei Rodica ... production accountant

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Plot Summary

It's the 22nd of December. Sixteen years have passed since the revolution, and in a small town Christmas is about to come. Piscoci, an old retired man is preparing for another Christmas alone. Manescu, the history teacher, tries to keep up with his debts. Jderescu, the owner of a local television post, seems not to be so interested in the upcoming holidays. For him, the time to face history has come. Along with Manescu and Piscoci, he is trying to answer for himself a question which for 16 years has not had an answer: "Was it or wasn't it a revolution in their town?" Written by Alex

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Also Known As
  • 12:08 East of Bucharest (United States)
  • 12:08 East of Bucharest (World-wide, English title)
  • 12:08 East of Bucharest (Canada, English title)
  • 12h08 à l'est de Bucarest (France)
  • 12:08 - Jenseits von Bukarest (Germany)
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  • 89 min
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Budget EUR200,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Goofs When a woman and her daughter visit old man Piscoci and ask him to be Santa Claus, the boom mic bobs in and out of the frame at the top of the screen multiple times throughout the shot. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in The Best of 2007 (2007). See more »

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