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Beyond the Hills (2012)

Dupa dealuri (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 26 October 2012 (Romania)
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The friendship between two young women who grew up in the same orphanage; one has found refuge at a convent in Romania and refuses to leave with her friend, who now lives in Germany.

Director:

Cristian Mungiu

Writers:

Cristian Mungiu (screenplay), Tatiana Niculescu-Bran (inspired by non-fiction novels of)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cosmina Stratan ... Voichita
Cristina Flutur ... Alina Ringhis
Valeriu Andriuta ... Priest (as Valeriu Andriutã)
Dana Tapalaga Dana Tapalaga ... Mother superior
Catalina Harabagiu Catalina Harabagiu ... Antonia
Gina Tandura Gina Tandura ... nun Iustina
Vica Agache Vica Agache ... nun Elisabeta
Nora Covali Nora Covali ... Nun Pahomia
Dionisie Vitcu Dionisie Vitcu ... Mr. Valerica
Ionut Ghinea Ionut Ghinea ... Ionut
Liliana Mocanu Liliana Mocanu ... mother Elena
Doru Ana Doru Ana ... Father Nusu
Costache Babii Costache Babii ... Doctor Solovastru
Luminita Gheorghiu ... Schoolteacher
Alina Berzunteanu Alina Berzunteanu ... doctor Radu
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Storyline

Alina and Voichita have been friends since their orphanage days. And they have been lovers since they became sexually mature. But despite their oath of mutual fidelity, Alina, who could not bear poverty any more, emigrated to Germany where she became a barmaid. Now she just could not take the estrangement from Voichita and today she is back to Romania with a view to taking Voichita along with her to Germany. The only trouble is that in the meantime her girlfriend has betrayed her in falling in love with... God! Voichita indeed now lives in a convent where she plans to make vows. The priest agrees, if somewhat reluctantly, to accommodate Alina before their (hypothetical) departure. He sees all too well that not only is the young woman materialistic but hostile and troublesome as well... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Drama

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Made the shortlist (9 films) for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 85th Academy Awards in 2013. See more »

Quotes

Priest: The man who leaves and the man who comes back are not the same.
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Am I the only disappointed?
18 January 2013 | by adipoceaSee all my reviews

Well,I wanted desperately, not to like, to love this movie... All the premises were there, I couldn't wait for the film to be released... But, as the film was developing in front of my eyes, I was completely feeling less...No attachment to the girls, I didn't even care for one damn second about any of them, the film scratches everything that is supposed to carve upon, the director seems in a hurry to reach something that slips between his fingers...I felt no compassion for that girl, in some moments I was about to scream to her, get out of that place, girl, return to Germany, live your life and put ourselves out of the misery of watching this movie!And one more thing. The performances of both girls, cumulated, multiplied by 100, they never, ever, never ever, are any close to the magnificent performance of Emanuelle Riva in Amour... So , Nanni Moretti, I don't really know what came to your mind when you gave that award to these two, frustrating the beautiful Riva of that super-deserved award


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Country:

Romania | France | Belgium

Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

26 October 2012 (Romania) See more »

Also Known As:

Beyond the Hills See more »

Filming Locations:

Campina, Romania

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,622, 10 March 2013

Gross USA:

$124,919

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$673,493
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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