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Hîrtia va fi albastrã (2006)

Out of enthusiasm, a Militia soldier abandons his platoon and decides to fight for the cause of the Revolution. His Lieutenant and the rest of the crew look for him during the confused night of 22-23 December 1989.

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Radu Muntean
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Cast

Credited cast:
Paul Ipate ... Costi
Adi Carauleanu Adi Carauleanu ... Lt. Neagu
Dragos Bucur ... Dragos
Tudor Istodor ... Bogdan
Alexandru Potocean ... Vasile
Andi Vasluianu ... Aurel
Dana Dogaru Dana Dogaru ... Dna Andronescu
Ion Sapdaru Ion Sapdaru ... Craciun
Mimi Branescu ... Lt. Deleanu
Alexandru Georgescu Alexandru Georgescu ... Lt. Voinescu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Virgil Aioanei Virgil Aioanei ... Soldat Vila
Valentin Antofi Valentin Antofi ... Redactor TVR
Dorian Boguta ... Ranit (as Doru Boguta)
Viorel Comanici Viorel Comanici ... Maior Costinas
Constantin Dita Constantin Dita ... Panghe
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Out of enthusiasm, a Militia soldier abandons his platoon and decides to fight for the cause of the Revolution. His Lieutenant and the rest of the crew look for him during the confused night of 22-23 December 1989.

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Country:

Romania

Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

13 October 2006 (Romania) See more »

Also Known As:

The Paper Will Be Blue See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania See more »

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Budget:

€700,000 (estimated)
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Multimedia Est See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Viorel Voinescu is a man in his 50s, way too old to be only a lieutenant. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Neagu: [The engine starts working with a loud noise.] I said wait a second.
Dragos: No, I'm just turning on the engine; it's already freezing.
Vasile: There were snowstorms this time last winter.
Dragos: We're lucky it's warm outside, or else no one would have started a fucking revolution.
Lt. Neagu: Don't say that; the cold was one of the reasons that drove people to the revolution too.
Dragos: The cold in their homes. But it's warm outside.
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Who shot who? Revolution through the eyes of a soldier
23 October 2006 | by ilieMorometeSee all my reviews

Was it a revolution? Was it a coup? Who was in control? Was it the military? Was it the armed militia? Nobody really knows actually. But what we do know is that the events depicted in this movie - which took place more than 16 years ago - changed the history of a country.

The film tells the story of a young militia force soldier on the night the alleged Romanian revolution takes place. He is young, he is a bit confused, a bit enthusiastic, a bit scared. Yet he decides to disobey his superior and go fight on the side of the people to protect the national television headquarters against the terrorists. Soon after he leaves, his mates decide to abandon their patrolling mission and go in search of him. But somewhere along the way, things turn terribly wrong. For everybody. Because there is fighting on the streets, because its dark and its cold, because nobody knows whose supposed to fight who, where everybody else is (as the soldier, Cristi, never gets to the TV headquarters), who the terrorists are, what the recognition password is...

The characters all seem to fit so well with the general confusion but also adding compassion and humor to the whole story that one might think this is almost a documentary of real events. Of course, this is achieved through an attention for detail that only those familiar with Romania would truly appreciate. But do not let that put you off; the real message of this film has nothing to do with specific issues and humor transcends borders.

Trying to be as objective as possible, given the clever directing, natural and sharp dialog, solid script, I can only give this movie a 9, as nothing that is country-specific will detract from the pleasure of watching this movie. Highly recommended!


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