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The Rest is Silence (2007)

Restul e tacere (original title)
In 1911-12, the Romanian movie director Grigore Brezianu and the financial tycoon Leon Popescu made together the 2 hours long movie "Romania's Independence" - an as faithful as possible ... See full summary »

Director:

Nae Caranfil

Writer:

Nae Caranfil
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marius Florea Vizante ... Grigore 'Grig' Ursache
Ovidiu Niculescu ... Leon Negrescu
Mirela Zeta Mirela Zeta ... Emilia
Sandu Mihai Gruia ... Iancu Ursache
Valentin Popescu ... Catargiu
Nicu Mihoc Nicu Mihoc ... Anton Vorbula
Gavril Patru Gavril Patru ... The Cameraman
Silviu Biris Silviu Biris ... Raoul
Vlad Zamfirescu Vlad Zamfirescu ... Nutu Ferefide
Samuel Tastet Samuel Tastet ... Raymond Duffin
Florin Zamfirescu Florin Zamfirescu ... Colonel Guta - Chief of Police
Alexandru Hasnas Alexandru Hasnas ... King Carol I
Ioana Bulca Ioana Bulca ... Aristizza
Eric Coustaud Eric Coustaud ... Leroy
Constantin Dita Constantin Dita ... Art Student
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In 1911-12, the Romanian movie director Grigore Brezianu and the financial tycoon Leon Popescu made together the 2 hours long movie "Romania's Independence" - an as faithful as possible screen adaptation of the real Independence War that had been fought in 1877. Now, "Restul e tacere" tells us, in a loose and half-fictionalized way, the story of this movie making. Written by Mihnea Columbeanu

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Comedy | Drama

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Romania's official entry as 'Best Foreign Language Film' for the Academy Awards 2009. See more »

Quotes

Carol I: A "director"...?... So what the hell does this child do?
Grig: Me, I reign, Sire!
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References Le duel d'Hamlet (1900) See more »

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A much better view
6 March 2008 | by soadjackassSee all my reviews

The latest hits of Romanian cinematography are all movies which show Romania in gray tones. So far they've been successful and i really appreciate those movies but it's about time that a director does the normal thing, to change the pace of Romanian films a little. Through the magic of Nae Caramfil and the help of a consistent budget, we have a film good enough to compare with Hollywood productions and who still keeps his artistic integrity and doesn't fall into commercialism.

The script is brilliant and fearless, with cleaver lines and a language to suit the depicted times.

Marius Vizante has a great performance as a frustrated but proud young director, and Ovidiu Niculescu's unlikely (Niculescu having neither the age, neither the stature of Leon Negrescu) cast in the role of Leon proved to be a really good choice.

I sincerely believe that this movie will be a milestone in Romanian cinematography and i hope that many as good as this one will follow.


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Release Date:

7 March 2008 (Romania) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

EUR2,430,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$103,921
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2.35 : 1
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