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Gruber's Journey (2008)

Calatoria lui Gruber (original title)
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 »


Radu Gabrea
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Credited cast:
Florin Piersic Jr. ... Curzio Malaparte
Marcel Iures ... Doctor Gruber
Udo Schenk Udo Schenk ... Col. Freitag
Claudiu Bleont Claudiu Bleont ... Col. Niculescu-Coca
Alexandru Bindea Alexandru Bindea ... Guido Sartori
Razvan Vasilescu ... Stavarache
Andi Vasluianu ... Mircea
Ionut Grama Ionut Grama ... Consulate Driver
Sandu Mihai Gruia Sandu Mihai Gruia ... Dr. Anghel
Dumitru-Paul Falticeanu Dumitru-Paul Falticeanu ... Soldier
Cristina Bodnarescu Cristina Bodnarescu ... Women
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Viorel Cristian Agapie Viorel Cristian Agapie ... Production Designer
Ion Grosu Ion Grosu ... Sergent depou
Cosmin Panaite 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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Hungary | Romania


German | Italian | Romanian

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24 April 2009 (Romania) See more »

Also Known As:

Gruber utazása See more »

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Iasi, Romania See more »

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31 May 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

it has many and various meanings.first, it is part of the effort of Radu Gabrea to give a honest image about the recent Romanian history. using the discoveries of a stranger about the realities from a Eastern country, its habits and its vulnerabilities. in same measure, it is a film about Shoah. different by classic perspectives. it represents a precise diagnosis about people under times, remembering, in many scenes, the work of Eugene Ionesco, Urmuz or Caragiale. two names are basic points for the artistic virtues - Florin Piersic Jr. and Marcel Iureș.reflection of past, it is support for reflection.

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