It is the story of Mugur Calinescu, a Romanian teenager who wrote graffiti messages of protest against the regime of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and was subsequently apprehended, interrogated, and ultimately crushed by the secret police.

Director:

Radu Jude

Writers:

Radu Jude, Gianina Carbunariu (co-writer)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Serban Pavlu
Alexandru Potocean
Nicolae Ceausescu ... Self (archive footage)
Ioana Iacob Ioana Iacob
Doru Catanescu
Constantin Dogioiu
Bogdan Zamfir Bogdan Zamfir
Serban Lazarovici Serban Lazarovici
Silvian Vâlcu Silvian Vâlcu
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It is the story of Mugur Calinescu, a Romanian teenager who wrote graffiti messages of protest against the regime of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and was subsequently apprehended, interrogated, and ultimately crushed by the secret police.

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communism | securitate | See All (2) »

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Drama

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Is anyone manning the editing booth?
14 November 2020 | by cix_oneSee all my reviews

The story the movie is based on is true and moving. The play that the movie adopted (not adapted, adopted, as in integrated with) might be good as well. Where the movie went off into the weeds for me was when the director decided to cut frequently and without any meaningful transition from the play (actors reading from old security service reports) to an eclectic assortment of TV clips from the era. The period clips have very little to do with the story. They neither complement the story nor does the sequencing of clips tell a story of its own. They're just filler, plain and simple. Big missed opportunity.


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Country:

Romania

Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

21 February 2020 (Romania) See more »

Also Known As:

Tipografic Majuscul See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,417
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