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Calatoria lui Gruber (2008)

Calatoria lui Gruber is a movie starring Florin Piersic Jr., Marcel Iures, and Udo Schenk. On 22 June 1941, Germany and Romania attack Soviet Russia. Several days later, Curzio Malaparte, the Italian writer who would one day pen the novel « Kaputt », a war correspondent for « ... See full synopsis »


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Credited cast:
... Curzio Malaparte
... Doctor Gruber
Udo Schenk ... Col. Freitag
Claudiu Bleont ... Col. Niculescu-Coca
Alexandru Bindea ... Guido Sartori
... Stavarache
... Mircea
Ionut Grama ... Consulate Driver
Sandu Mihai Gruia ... Dr. Anghel
Dumitru-Paul Falticeanu ... Soldier
Cristina Bodnarescu ... Women
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Viorel Cristian Agapie ... Production Designer
Ion Grosu ... Sergent depou
Cosmin Panaite ... Soldier


On 22 June 1941, Germany and Romania attack Soviet Russia. Several days later, Curzio Malaparte, the Italian writer who would one day pen the novel « Kaputt », a war correspondent for « Corriere de la Sera », arrives in Iasi, in the north of Moldova, on his way to the front, which is nearby. He is incapacitated by a severe allergy and his only chance of recovery is to find a Jewish doctor, an allergologist who had studied in Florence, called Josef Gruber. All his attempts to find him are unsuccessful. While looking for him, Curzio discovers that in Iasi, several days prior to his arrival, a violent anti-Semitic pogrom took place and that a large number of the Jewish citizens of Iasi were deported by train and that Dr Gruber may be among them. In order to find him, Curzio, aided by Guido Sartori, the Italian consul in Iasi, tries to obtain an official warrant to bring Josef Gruber back. He confronts indifference, rudeness and the desire by the Romanian authorities to hide something ...

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24 April 2009 (Romania)  »

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wake up
30 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

it is a wake up. delicate, precise, careful created. work of admirable team, it is far to be perfect and the absence of enthusiasm from many Romanians could not be a surprise. but, it is a good film. for message. for acting. for manner of Radu Gabrea to recreate a world and impose a not comfortable subject. and that fact does The Journey of Gruber not exactly a show but seed of reflection about a society, bureaucracy, political decisions, price of life. one of beautiful roles of Florin Piersic Jr., a special performance by Marcel Iures, few memorable scenes and the bitter feeling after its end. a film for remember . and for understand. that is all. so, more important than a script far to be the best, are the actors work and the subject.

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