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Of Snails and Men (2012)

Despre oameni si melci (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy | 14 September 2012 (Romania)
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The story of one man who tries to save his car factory

Director:

Tudor Giurgiu

Writer:

Ionut Teianu
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andi Vasluianu ... George
Monica Barladeanu ... Manuela
Dorel Visan ... Vladimir
Jean-François Stévenin Jean-François Stévenin ... Robert
Robinson Stévenin Robinson Stévenin ... Olivier
Andreea Bibiri Andreea Bibiri ... Ana
Ovidiu Crisan Ovidiu Crisan ... Ion
Alina Berzunteanu Alina Berzunteanu ... Carmen
Albert Dima Albert Dima ... Viorel
Valeria Seciu ... Tatiana
Ion Grosu Ion Grosu ... Mirel
Liliana Ghita Liliana Ghita ... Manuela's mother
Clara Voda Clara Voda ... dr. Gina Filip
Alin Panc Alin Panc ... Alin
Sebastian Lupu Sebastian Lupu ... Sebi
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Storyline

The ARO car factory went bankrupt and is about to be privatized in a week. It will be bought by a French company that intends to turn it into a snail farm. The currently factory has 3000 workers and only 300 will keep their jobs. Union leader George (Andi Vasluianu), (Ana's husband, father of Viorel) lives with a modest monthly sum, like all the other workers in the city. Not able to sleep, one night she sees a television commercial about a sperm bank that pays $ 50 for each donation. That's the mad idea to save workplace of his colleagues. If 1,000 workers sell their sperm for a week, they could raise enough money to save the factory from bankruptcy. Written by lament

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snail | animal in title | See All (2) »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Official Sites:

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Country:

Romania | France

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Romanian | French | Spanish

Release Date:

14 September 2012 (Romania) See more »

Also Known As:

Of Snails and Men See more »

Filming Locations:

Calarasi, Romania See more »

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Budget:

€1,200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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17 June 2012 | by Twinsen61See all my reviews

Of Snails and Men is an entertainment movie aimed primarily at a Romanian audience. Giurgiu plays it lightly and safely but really funny moments are rare in-between. The themes feel stale and the nostalgia for the 90s does not really come through. All the characters are clichés starting from the corrupt factory chief down to each worker. Acting is mostly average though a really bad performance from Jean-François Stévenin stands out.

This kind of popcorn movie coming from Giurgiu is a disappointment for me after the controversial Legaturi Bolnavicioase which felt a lot more alive. Multiplex audiences will likely enjoy it moderately but they won't be telling their friends about it.


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