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Tuesday, After Christmas (2010)

Marti, dupã Crãciun (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 25 May 2011 (USA)
Paul Hanganu loves two women. Adriana his wife and the mother of their daughter, the woman with whom he's shared the thrills of the past ten years, and Raluca the woman who has made him redefine himself. He has to leave one of them before Christmas.

Director:

Radu Muntean

Writers:

Alexandru Baciu (screenplay), Radu Muntean (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mimi Branescu ... Paul Hanganu
Mirela Oprisor ... Adriana Hanganu
Maria Popistasu ... Raluca
Sasa Paul-Szel Sasa Paul-Szel ... Mara
Victor Rebengiuc ... Nucu
Dragos Bucur ... Cristi
Dana Dembinski Medeleanu Dana Dembinski Medeleanu ... Ralusca's mother
Silvia Nastase Silvia Nastase ... Ica
Adrian Vancica Adrian Vancica ... Mircea Dumbraveanu
Carmen Lopazan Carmen Lopazan ... Cosmina
Ioana Blaj ... Narcisa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Claudiu Dumitru Claudiu Dumitru ... Vanzator de brazi
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Storyline

Paul, a banker in Bucharest, has been married for ten years to Adriana and they have an adored daughter Mara. The child has tooth problems which are being tended by Raluca, an attractive young orthodontist. Since first seeing her in the summer, Paul has been having a secret affair with her. But, as Christmas approaches, tensions mount. While he loves both women, Raluca tells him what he already knows: that he must choose. When he says to his wife that he is in love with Raluca, she orders him to move out and to say nothing to Mara. The round of Christmas festivities then begins, with the couple pretending outwardly that nothing is wrong. Action is postponed until the Tuesday after Christmas. Written by Wiki

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

To make things easier for Maria Popistasu and Mimi Branescu, Alexandru Baciu and Mirela Oprisor were not on set while their (Maria and Mimi's) sex scene were shot. See more »

Goofs

When Paul drives his daughter to the dentist, and Adriana calls, he says he is going to Hala Traian, but he was driving the car on Magheru, from University towards Piata Roamana, the opposite way to Hala Traian. See more »

Connections

References The Hours (2002) See more »

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Real Drama
26 December 2012 | by kenjhaSee all my reviews

A Romanian man must choose between his wife and his lover. The pacing is very deliberate. Scenes are filmed in long takes and little happens in terms of plot or action. However, the leisurely approach allows the viewer to get to know the characters, who are all very real. The characters and situations are so real that one can empathize with their plight. The acting is excellent all around. Branescu is not able to shine in the unsympathetic role of the man in the love triangle. However, Oprisor as the wife and Popistasu as the lover both turn in wonderfully natural performances. Muntean is a talented writer-director, someone to keep an eye on.


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Country:

Romania

Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

25 May 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tuesday, After Christmas See more »

Filming Locations:

Bucharest, Romania See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,472, 29 May 2011

Gross USA:

$27,813

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$245,833
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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