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Nunta muta (2008)

In a small isolated village, in 1953, a wedding is interrupted by the news about the death of Stalin. Because any public celebration is forbidden, they decide to turn the happy event into a silent wedding.

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Horatiu Malaele
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Meda Andreea Victor ... Mara
Alexandru Potocean ... Iancu
Valentin Teodosiu Valentin Teodosiu ... Grigore Aschie
Alexandru Bindea Alexandru Bindea ... Gogonea
Ioana Anastasia Anton Ioana Anastasia Anton ... Smaranda
Luminita Gheorghiu ... Fira
Dan Condurache ... Mardare
Serban Pavlu ... Coriolan
Victor Rebengiuc ... Grandpa
Tamara Buciuceanu-Botez Tamara Buciuceanu-Botez ... Grandma
Tudorel Filimon Tudorel Filimon ... Haralambie
George Ivascu ... Communist Agitator
George Mihaita ... Gogonea Jr.
Doru Ana Doru Ana ... Cârnu
Mihai Constantin Mihai Constantin ... Godfather
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Storyline

The enigmatic mayor of a deserted village somewhere in Romania commissions a small film crew specialised in unexplained paranormal phenomena to make a brief documentary on his village, just before the upcoming elections. Pretty soon, their hopes will be fulfilled, as the crew witness strange sightings of women dressed in black lurking in the ruins, and eerie apparitions of a creepy woman in white that send shivers down the spine. What grievous event deserted this once-peaceful and colourful village; moreover, did it have something to do with Stalin's death? But, above all, is the mayor hiding something? Written by Nick Riganas

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Si Întunericul A Venit De La Rasarit... (And Darkness Came From The East...) See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

Romania | Luxembourg | France

Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

21 November 2008 (Romania) See more »

Also Known As:

Silent Wedding See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania See more »

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Budget:

€1,500,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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At about 1:19, the following is written: "Sa Întâmplat În România În Anului 1953." It literally means: "It Happened In Romania Of 1953." See more »

Quotes

Gogonea: It's Marilena.
Cretu: Hi there Marilena!
Marilena (Old): Boys, how do you prefer it? Altogether or one at a time?
Gogonea: Marilena, don't make a fool of yourself. They're from the Television.
Marilena (Old): Oh really? So sorry. I'm wearing cotton panties.
Cretu: Let's have a look!
Marilena (Old): Come on handsome, are you brave enough?
Cretu: Well no, I'm not.
Marilena (Old): Too bad! I would've taught you things that few girls know nowadays!
Gogonea: Marilena!
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I liked the story, but not the movie!
24 January 2009 | by eu_cristinaSee all my reviews

The story is an interesting one, especially for those who know a little more about communism and the horrible things communists did to people. Unfortunately, the movie is not, by far, as good as the story. Maybe it was intended this way, but, to me, it looks like an amateur movie.

The actors did their jobs just fine, but the movie seems to be made out of pieces, as if it was too long and they had to cut a little bit here and there to make it fit. So the action is full of inconsistencies.

In the end, I have just had the feeling that there should have been more. I didn't get attached to any of the characters, as I usually do when I really like a movie, and the compassion I felt for the people in the village was completely wiped out by the misplaced scene in the end of the movie.

The story is a very painful one, and it's a shame that the movie is only scratching the surface!


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