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Slow down. Get a photo of that old woman. Who is she? What used to be here?
A village. The communists destroyed it to build a factory. Now that's being destroyed by the capitalists to rebuild a village. A holiday village!
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An incredible tragicomedy, which brings tears into one's eyes, both of laughter and grief.
The film appeals to the whole set of emotions a person can feel. It embraces the Romanian spirit into its smallest details and its deepest inherent leitmotifs, from the town's mute to the town's whore, from the typical Romanian town saloon to the typical Romanian wedding. Sudden transitions from funny situations to tragic ones and back to comical throughout the film give you a roller-coaster sensation. And all this is 'garnished' with apparitions of death represented as a bride, inserted in the most discreet way possible. These apparitions are the only clue that you receive about the ending. And you don't need more.
All I can say is this film made me proud of Romanian cinematography.
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