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Love Building (2013)

Love Building is a camp designed to mend broken relationships. 14 couples in the program have 7 days to re-design their love lives. But the 3 trainers meant to assist them have problems of their own and things gradually get out of hand.

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Iulia Rugina
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Credited cast:
Dorian Boguta ... Valentin Preda (as Doru Boguta)
Dragos Bucur ... Silviu Soare
Emil Ciuchi Emil Ciuchi ... Emil
Eugen Matei Lumezianu Eugen Matei Lumezianu ... Eugen (as Eugen Lumezianu)
Silvia Morosanu Silvia Morosanu ... Silvia Marinescu
Alexandru Papadopol ... Cristian Lazurean
Ion Rusu Ion Rusu ... Ioan
Ruxandra Serban Ruxandra Serban ... Ruxandra
Adina Stetcu ... Adina Popa
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Love Building is a camp designed to mend broken relationships. 14 couples in the program have 7 days to re-design their love lives. But the 3 trainers meant to assist them have problems of their own and things gradually get out of hand.

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Can love be fixed in 7 days?

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Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

13 September 2013 (Romania) See more »

Also Known As:

Cwiczenie milosci See more »

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Romania

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€50,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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28 of the 31 actors featured in the film have attended the school drama Actoriedefilm, the company that also produced "Love Building". The other three actors are the teachers who supported the courses. See more »

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Written by Rauca Valentin & Bogdan Mezofi, Kiss Lehel Sandor, Csapo Martinescu Cristian, Adorjani Tamas, Vadan Titus Claudiu
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Unique Romanian film
1 December 2013 | by Red-125See all my reviews

Love Building (2013) was directed by Iulia Rugina. It's a quirky, unusual film that is a romantic comedy involving many couples. (Sort of like "Love, Actually," but much, much better.)

The movie has a unique history. The three lead actors run a private acting school in Bucharest. The course lasts four months. This particular class had about 30 students enrolled in it. After the course was over, the course directors hired a film director, and offered every student a chance to be in a movie. They shot the movie over a four-week period, with a budget of € 50,000. (€50,000 is very little, even by Romanian standards.)

The basic plot is that the three leads are therapists--sort of--who teach at a camp designed to heal damaged love relationships. The students play the people who sign up for the course.

The script writers were excellent--the dialog sounds natural and unforced. The acting was even more impressive--the acting school must know how to teach what actors need to know. There wasn't a weak performance in the film.

This is definitely a movie worth watching. Seek it out if it gets wider distribution. It will work well on the small screen.

We saw the movie at its U.S. Premiere as part of the excellent series, "Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema" at The Film Society of Lincoln Center in Manhattan.


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