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Silent Wedding (2008)

Nunta muta (original title)
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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In 1953, the wedding of a young couple continues silently after the whole country is mourning the death of Stalin. See more »


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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:

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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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Trivia

The motion picture projected outdoor for cultural purposes is Mitrea Cocor (1952), based on Mihail Sadoveanu's homonymic novel, one of the most controversial proletkult titles in Romanian literature. The film was released one year before the plot of Nunta muta is developing. See more »

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Paranormal Reporter: Ladies and gentlemen. As usual, we find ourselves in a strange place. There was a village here before it was swept off by the communists. This factory was built in its place. But it's not the factory that interests us. We want to uncover the story behind the disappearance of this village.
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A truly great experience into the moving pictures
1 May 2009 | by taff89See all my reviews

Tonight, 1st of May 2009, I have been invited to the Ratiu Foundation's Film Festival in London to see the film. Reviews from Romania came as a poor film, with a simple matter not well directed. I have to say that I've had the best cinematic experience in years. Malaele's film is truly a masterpiece, in directing actors as well as in his choice of cutting and music and everything that anyone would want to see. If some voices call it a copy of Kusturica's films I gotta say that is 10 times better, because on top of a colorful cast he also has acting, drama, tragedy, and comedy at the top of his sarcastic lungs. Malaele is a master in film that needs to be praised, and he needs nothing more of my words. All he needs now is his recognition that I as a Romanian director would give him with all my heart: I wish I could do a film like that!


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