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Eu cand vreau sa fluier, fluier (2010)

Unrated | | Drama | 26 March 2010 (Romania)
Two weeks before his release, a teenage prisoner learns that his mother has returned home. Meanwhile, he finds himself in love with a student working in the penitentiary as an intern.

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Cast

Credited cast:
... Silviu
... Ana
Mihai Constantin ... Penitenciary Director
... Mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... The Professor
Papan Chilibar ... Ursu'
... Studenta1
Cosmin Padureanu ... Gardian #2
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Silviu, a young man who has spent years in a youth penitentiary, is granted release. Before he can leave, his mother returns to Romania to bring his little brother to Italy with her, despite Silviu's objections. He meets a young woman, Ana, who is working on a research project in the prison, and becomes interested in her. In his desperation Silviu resorts to violence, and Ana becomes his hostage. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle  »

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Opening Weekend:

ROL 111,816 (Romania), 22 March 2010

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,999, 9 January 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,135, 13 February 2011
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Director Florin Serban cast nonprofessional actor George Pistereanu for the lead role of Silviu. See more »

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A magnificent example of the new wave of Romanian minimalist films.
25 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

This film is full of suspense, tragedy, and irony. With the focus on excellent acting and directing, rather than special effects and music, this movie incites the viewer to ponder its messages long after the last credits. Raising issues related to the importance of parenting, the frustration of hoping when the system is against you, and the role administrators play in keeping the accused, even when rehabilitation is imminent, in prison.

In this film director Florin Serban's mastery lies in his ability to create an intense atmosphere parallel to that which Sergio Leone created in the "Spaghetti Westerns" of the mid-twentieth century. The tension felt when just a few forceful words are combined with meaningful body language is remarkable. Actor George Pistereanu is a talent to keep watching; his powerful interpretation of the role of Silviu is as charming and convincing as it is haunting.


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