Relu is a family man. He has two children, a wife and a double life. Seen through the eyes of his family, Relu Oncescu appears to be an ordinary taxi driver. No one suspects that Relu works... See full summary »
4,631 ( 821)

Watch Now

With Prime Video





2   1  
2017   2015   2014  


Learn more

More Like This 

The Silent Valley (TV Mini-Series 2016)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

"Valea Mutã" is a gripping, fast-paced thriller seen through the eyes of two teenagers whose clandestine meeting unravels into a nightmare.

Stars: Vlad Balan, Mihai Calin, Rodica Lazar
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A humble Romanian actor in his 30s, hardly surviving between a complicated part in a musical, a depressed wife, and the obsession of an imminent, devastating earthquake, becomes the victim of his manipulative father.

Director: Nae Caranfil
Stars: Laurentiu Bãnescu, Maria Obretin, Teodor Corban
Las fierbinti (TV Series 2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A Romanian sitcom with drama in a small village in Muntenia, Fierbinti, renamed Las Fierbinti.

Stars: Mihai Bobonete, Leonid Doni, Constantin Dita
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A group of freshmen in an orthodox college are introduced in a world of cons, pleasure and money, but they soon discover that's not the way one's life should be lead.

Director: Daniel Sandu
Stars: Stefan Iancu, Vlad Ivanov, Toto Dumitrescu
Câini (2016)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Roman returns to the land he has just inherited from his grandfather. Fully decided to sell this vast but desolate property, he is warned by the local cop that his grandfather was a local ... See full summary »

Director: Bogdan Mirica
Stars: Dragos Bucur, Gheorghe Visu, Vlad Ivanov
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

"Bucharest Non-Stop" is a Romanian feature film that tells the story of a neighborhood of Bucharest. More specifically, the film is a night of non-stop life of a store located in a ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Chisu
Stars: Gheorghe Ifrim, Ion Besoiu, Dorina Lazar
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A lumberjack, Doru, whose wife dies leaving the child she was looking after, Meda, at risk of being sent to an orphanage, decides to fight for adoption, against the odds.

Director: Emanuel Parvu
Stars: Serban Pavlu, Adrian Titieni, Florin Zamfirescu


Series cast summary:
Serban Pavlu ...  Relu / ... 14 episodes, 2014-2017
Maria Obretin Maria Obretin ...  Gina / ... 14 episodes, 2014-2017
Andreea Vasile ...  Nico / ... 13 episodes, 2014-2017
Madalina Craiu Madalina Craiu ...  Magda / ... 13 episodes, 2014-2017
Gabriel Huian Gabriel Huian ...  Teddy / ... 13 episodes, 2014-2017
Sergiu Costache ...  Sabin / ... 12 episodes, 2014-2017
Doru Ana Doru Ana ...  Capitanu' / ... 11 episodes, 2014-2017
Dan Hurduc Dan Hurduc ...  Chuckie / ... 11 episodes, 2014-2017
Stefan Velniciuc Stefan Velniciuc ...  Nea Puiu' / ... 8 episodes, 2014-2015
Sorin Cocis Sorin Cocis ...  Tãnase / ... 8 episodes, 2014-2017
Dorel Visan ...  Toma / ... 7 episodes, 2014-2017


Relu is a family man. He has two children, a wife and a double life. Seen through the eyes of his family, Relu Oncescu appears to be an ordinary taxi driver. No one suspects that Relu works as a collector for Capitanu', a local mobster. Neither of the two worlds (his family and the mafia) knows of the other's existence. Relu manages to keep everything under control, but not for long. After accidentally killing a man, he tries to get out of the underworld, but he can't find his way back. Day by day, the secrets he keeps become increasingly oppressive and the lies begin to surface, one by one.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

shadow | See All (1) »


Family or famiglia


Crime | Drama | Thriller


Not Rated

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »


Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official page | See more »





Release Date:

28 December 2014 (Romania) See more »

Also Known As:

Az árnyak See more »

Filming Locations:

Bucharest, Romania See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

HBO Europe,Multimedia Est See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


The visual effects for the second season are created by Stargate Studios, company that produces visual effects for The Walking Dead, among other TV series. See more »


Remake of Small Time Gangster (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Following the American action/drama formula
23 January 2015 | by Andrei DemenySee all my reviews

At the time of writing this review, I have watched 5 episodes. The first season is 8 episodes long and we don't know if there will be a second season at this point, I'd say it's unlikely.

First of all, it's an ambitious project. It borrows ideas from series like Breaking Bad, which feel refreshing for the Romanian audience, but are definitely not original. Therefore, it currently stands at 9.2, which is way too high for what it had to show so far. A 6-7 would be more appropriate.

The main character is a taxi driver who's also working as a street collector for a local mobster. To be expected, it gets more and more difficult for him to hide one life from another, as they tend to become one and the same.

Most characters unfortunately feel like cardboard cut-outs, following stereotypes that we've all seen in plenty of movies and TV series before, however most of them are passable.

Serban Pavlu's performance isn't outstanding but it's solid enough for a lead role. He's a struggling man with two sides, a loving husband and overprotective father and a ruthless money collector, so that gives him quite a large range to work within.

Stefan Velniciuc delivers some funny lines as Nea Puiu and he's definitely the highlight in some scenes, providing most of the comedic tone in the show, lightening up the mood whenever it gets too tense.

Andreea Vasile plays the kingpin's apparently cold-hearted underling as Nico and Doru Ana plays Capitanu', a feared kingpin who everybody respects and listens to religiously.

The supporting cast generally does a poor job, with some exceptions (Gabriel Huian as Tedy comes to mind) and that isn't helped by the script, sometimes resulting in some awkward scenes.

The dialogue feels forced, due to the overuse of street slang that is unlike anything you'd actually hear in real life. It's mostly "by the book" slang and it feels artificial, even though it's intended to be genuine. This is probably my biggest complaint, since it constantly breaks the illusion that you are watching real people and not a TV series.

There's some smart use of music at times, which is always nice for people who appreciate such details, so it's worth mentioning.

The story progresses at a relatively good pace, but the character development is pretty much non-existent, which is a shame, because there is potential.

As it stands, unless it's taking an unexpected turn, it's an average "man with money issues who would do anything to provide for his family" story which is refreshing because it's set in Romania, that being the only reason to watch it.

22 of 45 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 19 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed