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Aurora (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama | 29 June 2011 (USA)
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Viorel a 42 year old man troubled by obscure thoughts drives across the city to a destination known only to him.

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Cristi Puiu

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Cristi Puiu
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Credited cast:
Cristi Puiu ... Viorel
Clara Voda Clara Voda ... Gina Filip
Valeria Seciu ... Pusa
Catrinel Dumitrescu ... Mrs. Livinski
Luminita Gheorghiu ... Mioara Avram
Valentin Popescu ... Doru
Gelu Colceag Gelu Colceag ... Mr. Livinski
Gheorghe Ifrim Gheorghe Ifrim ... Neighbour
Ileana Puiu Ileana Puiu ... Olguta
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carmela Culda Carmela Culda
Alina Grigore ... Vanzatoare
Alexandru Lazar Alexandru Lazar
Simona Popescu Simona Popescu ... dna Dragnea
Letitia Rosculet ... Doamna din Autoserviere
Ion Stoica Ion Stoica ... Ploscaru
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An apartment kitchen: a man and a woman discuss Little Red Riding Hood, their voices hushed, mindful of waking the little girl sleeping next room. Waste land on the city outskirts: behind a line of abandoned trailers, the man silently watches what seems to be a family. The same city, the same man: driving through traffic with two hand-made firing pins for a hunting rifle. The man is 42 years old, his name - Viorel. Troubled by obscure thoughts, he drives across the city to a destination known only to him. Written by Anonymous

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References Sunrise (1927) See more »

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Composed by Florin Lonas(Florin Ionas)
Performed by Marinela Ivan
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The dumbest film ever
5 December 2011 | by Ana_BananaSee all my reviews

It's plain crap, but it's long (3 hours!). The emperor has no clothes on, folks! Never mind the pretentious 'artsy' and dark filming, the awkward and long shots, the unexplained, unmotivated and undeveloped characters, and the other (very good) film by Mr. Puiu ('The Death Of Mr. Lazarescu'). This one is just a nightmarish vision of a dull life with apparently no events and no insight. At times it seems almost fantastic, and maybe that would have saved a bit this story if it explored the fantastic vein more. But no, it's just a mundane and boring hell, the fashionable (and limited) way of the intelligentsia to look at today's Romania (you know it even from the news: garbage, stray dogs, sloppy people). If Travis Bickle really had no life and if Mr. Scorsese had no brain, the result would be 'Aurora'. What a waste...


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Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

29 June 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,105, 3 July 2011

Gross USA:

$5,677

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,720
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