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Chuck Norris vs. Communism (2015)

A documentary about the magic of film and the power it has to change lives.

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... Herself (as Irina Nistor)
... Irina Margareta Nistor
Dan Chiorean ... Teodor Zamfir
Valentin Oncu ... Mircea
Cristian Stanca ... Orzan
Petre Bacioiu ... Petrulea
Elena Ivanca ... Mrs. Cristea
Florin Mircea ... Mihaies
Ileana Negru ... Mrs. Urse
Catalin Herlo ... Sterie
Miron Maxim ... Border Officer Petre
Tudor Mesesan ... Bogdan
Paul Socol ... Barbu
Vlad Corb ... Cristi
Vlad Calugareanu ... Paul
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In 1980s Romania, thousands of Western films smashed through the Iron Curtain opening a window into the free world for those who dared to look. A black market VHS racketeer and a courageous female translator brought the magic of film to the masses and sowed the seeds of a revolution.

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The VHS revolution that brought down a Communist government!


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Tom Hanks recommended on his official Facebook page to watch Chuck Norris vs. Communism (2015). He wrote: "See this documentary! The power of film! To change the world." [1st June 2016] See more »

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Features Scarface (1983) See more »

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Pasiunea
written & performed by Margareta Pîslaru
from Bucuria de a Canta, 2008
Fundatia Radio Romania, Editura Casa Radio
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Another brick in the wall
9 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

This is another mystification about the communist regime. Some of the information is true. Most is just a mess. The talking heads are not experts like in a Western Documentary. They are more like friends of the production team telling what they remember with a lot of romance. Also, most of the action in the reenactment, if not all, is in Bucharest. But the production team comes probably from some rural area and it completely oblivious of the Bucharest reality or particularities of speech. Also, beware, the backgrounds of the reenactment is consistent with the reality of 20 years later. Which is not true for the talking heads who mention movies from the 1990s and place them around 1985.

It might have been nice, but the provincial ignorance glosses over the more important aspects.

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