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When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism (2013)

Când se lasa seara peste Bucuresti sau Metabolism (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 20 September 2013 (Romania)
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During the production of his latest movie, a director feels the need to add a new scene, emphasising on the protagonist's aesthetic nudity. Endless negotiations begin between lunch and dinner; however, will they ever reach a conclusion?


Corneliu Porumboiu
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Cast overview:
Bogdan Dumitrache ... Paul
Diana Avramut Diana Avramut ... Alina
Mihaela Sirbu ... Magda
Alexandru Papadopol ... Laur
Alex Jitea Alex Jitea ... Doctorul
Gabi Cretan Gabi Cretan ... Machioza
Lucian Iftime Lucian Iftime ... Receptionerul
Claudiu Dumitru Claudiu Dumitru ... Marius
Lorena-Andrada Zabrautanu Lorena-Andrada Zabrautanu ... Irina
Catalin Fartaes Catalin Fartaes ... Dinu


Focused on a director and his leading actress while they are off the set. They discuss the discrepancies between film and digital cinema, Western and Eastern food, and try to capture an unfiltered (and seemingly impossible) sense of "reality" on film. Written by Alec

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After "Police, Adjective" and "12:08 East of Bucharest", The New Film From Corneliu Porumboiu.




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Did You Know?


Alina: Who's Monica Vitti?
Paul: You don't know who is Monica Vitti?
Alina: No.
Paul: She's an Italian actress. Well known.
Alina: I don't know her...
Paul: Have you seen Antonioni's L'avventura?
Alina: No.
Paul: L'eclisse?
Alina: No.
Paul: But you know who Antonioni is?
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Referenced in Discordia (2016) See more »

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An absolute waste of time for an outrageous pretentious movie
10 May 2020 | by bgdn_rdSee all my reviews

I do not understand what goes on in this director's mind. This honestly looks like a movie directed from an arts student in his first month of school. What is the use of filming absolutely nothing for minutes on end? Is this supposed to make it feel like real life? It's absolutely depressing, it does not even give you the smallest feeling of looking at something even remotly artistic or realistic. It's not worth your time, take my word for it. Movies like these should not even exist, it honestly feels like they are trying to give the impression of something sophisticated when there is actually, truly nothing there. How directors are making money doing this is beyond me. Maybe they should try video blogs instead, at least it would be more realistic.

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Release Date:

20 September 2013 (Romania) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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