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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 »

User Reviews

 
What - and tell the neighbours that I'm going to gas a pig!!!!
14 May 2013 | by rstout3526See all my reviews

A Humorous Look at the Dark Days of Communist Romania in the 1980's. A look back at Soviet Block Romania before transition - Ceacescu's

so-called 'Golden Age', and told in a series of short stories and

events based on urban legends that used to circulate in Romania

during that period. The dark humour, stoicism and pathos are abundant

and the whole cinematic experience is a true joy to watch. Tales from

the Golden Age can be equally likened to other slow paced cinema

gems such as Lake Tahoe, Vodka Lemon, Goodbye Lenin, The Return, 4

Months 3 Weeks & 2 Days, The Banishment and the wonderful Legacy. It

is one of those films that you can watch over and over again and

still find something new. So much different from standard mainstream Hollywood formula tosh of

today. To me they all provide to an outsider an education and greater

understanding of these peoples and places. An absolute gem.


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Country:

Romania | France

Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

26 August 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$494,486
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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