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Tales from the Golden Age (2009)

Amintiri din epoca de aur (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, History | 26 August 2011 (USA)
Several urban legends of Communist Romania are dramatized.

Writer:

Cristian Mungiu
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diana Cavallioti ... Crina (segment "The Legend of the Air Sellers")
Radu Iacoban ... Bughi (segment "The Legend of the Air Sellers")
Vlad Ivanov ... Grigore (segment "The Legend of the Chicken Driver")
Tania Popa Tania Popa ... Camelia (segment "The Legend of the Chicken Driver")
Liliana Mocanu Liliana Mocanu ... Marusia (segment "The Legend of the Chicken Driver")
Alexandru Potocean ... The Secretary (segment "The Legend of the Official Visit")
Teodor Corban ... The Mayor (segment "The Legend of the Official Visit")
Emanuel Parvu ... The Party Inspector (segment "The Legend of the Official Visit")
Calin Chirila Calin Chirila ... The Party Activist (segment "The Legend of the Party Activist")
Romeo Tudor Romeo Tudor ... The Shepherd (segment "The Legend of the Party Activist")
Avram Birau Avram Birau ... The Photographer (segment "The Legend of the Party Photographer")
Paul Dunca Paul Dunca ... The Photographer's Assistant (segment "The Legend of the Party Photographer")
Viorel Comanici Viorel Comanici ... The Party Secretary (segment "The Legend of the Party Photographer")
Ion Sapdaru Ion Sapdaru ... Policeman Alexa (segment "The Legend of the Greedy Policeman")
Virginia Mirea Virginia Mirea ... Policeman's Wife (segment "The Legend of the Greedy Policeman")
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Several urban legends of Communist Romania are dramatized.

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Genres:

Comedy | History

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Shown at Leeds International Film Festival (UK) on the 11th & 12th of November, 2009. See more »

Alternate Versions

The movie released in France is shorter (80 minutes) because it has only 4 segments: "The Legend of the Official Visit", "The Legend of the Party Activist", "The Legend of the Greedy Policeman" and "The Legend of the Party Photographer". See more »

Connections

Features Bonnie and Clyde (1967) See more »

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This is how we lived, not due to naivety, but forced by "Party"
27 September 2014 | by florincSee all my reviews

This is how we lived. We were forced. We were not naive. Looking back 50 years I feel my life was unreal, but not. It is true to the letter. Only, what? Looking back the stupidity of the system (it did not build in 50 years a war destroyed country, but destroyed what was left from the war) appears funny. We had to cheat in order to survive. To cheat ourselves and others, on many levels. But mostly we cheated the system. This is so funny and sad about the movie. And yes, there are inconsistencies in many details, but is is so important the color of the license plate, or some uniform detail? No, IMHO. It is the impossible situations people were forced to live every day and survive. And among it all there was love, honesty, theft... A life. It is a wonder how people can smile and laugh at those hard to believe "legends", but that's life. The movie is funny, cause stupidity is funny. The movie is human because it is about simple human being in stupid situations. If you will not laugh, at least will enjoy realistic acting and directing.


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Country:

Romania | France

Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

26 August 2011 (USA) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$494,486
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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