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Manor House (2020)

Malmkrog (original title)
A landowner, a politician, a countess, a General and his wife gather in a spacious manor house and discuss death, war, progress and morality. As time passes by, the discussion becomes more serious and heated.

Director:

Cristi Puiu

Writers:

Cristi Puiu (screenplay), Vladimir Solovyov (book)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Edith Alibec Edith Alibec ... Camerista
Vitalie Bichir ... Generalul
Agathe Bosch Agathe Bosch ... Madeleine
Ugo Broussot Ugo Broussot ... Edouard
Lucian Diaconu Lucian Diaconu ... Bucatar 1
Sorin Dobrin ... Valetul
Bogdan Farcas Bogdan Farcas ... Husar 2
Bogdan Geambasu Bogdan Geambasu ... Jancsi
Simona Ghita Simona Ghita ... Servitoarea
László Mátray László Mátray ... Husar 1
Levente Nemes Levente Nemes ... Contele / Colonelul
Marina Palii Marina Palii ... Olga
Zoe Puiu Zoe Puiu ... Copilul
Frédéric Schulz-Richard Frédéric Schulz-Richard ... Nikolai
Diana Sakalauskaité Diana Sakalauskaité ... Ingrida
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A landowner, a politician, a countess, a General and his wife gather in a spacious manor house and discuss death, war, progress and morality. As time passes by, the discussion becomes more serious and heated.

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Drama | History

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Bocet pentru Gigi
Performed by Elena Ghita
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Can there be a good movie without an audience?
5 April 2021 | by jjr-76474See all my reviews

That's not entertainment. Which forbids it to be appreciated by any viewer who would want to be carried along by a plot, or a tension, or simply character acting. None of this in here. So let's forget about that audience.

This is a serious movie. So serious that it is totally devoid of any second degree, It's a movie proud of being.pedagogic. Therefore there is no humor, no provocation, nothing going over the top. So this is not for those who like their brains teased, or their knowledge challenged, or their cognitive bias toyed with. Let's forget about that audience.

This is too short a movie, running only at 200 minutes, it needed a few hours more, like 8 or 10. The movie endeavors to explore interlacing of society and philosophy at a key time in European history, a fascinating subject, unfortunately it is like a poorly introduced summary for students who have failed to do the proper reading before an exam. There is not enough background to provide learning for those new to the subject, and there is nothing new to be discovered for those already versed in it. So let's forget about this and that audience.

In summary, this a nicely shot, well written, intelligent and ambitious movie, which failed to choose which viewers to address. Too bad.


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Release Date:

3 April 2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Sighisoara, Romania See more »

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Budget:

EUR1,402,268 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$927
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1.85 : 1
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