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Aferim! (2015)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 22 January 2016 (USA)
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Set in early 19th century Romania, a policeman, Costandin, is hired by a nobleman to find a Gypsy slave who has run away from his estate after having an affair with his wife.

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Radu Jude

Writers:

Radu Jude (screenplay), Florin Lazarescu
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Credited cast:
Teodor Corban ... Costandin
Mihai Comanoiu Mihai Comanoiu ... Ionita
Toma Cuzin ... Carfin Pandolean
Alexandru Dabija Alexandru Dabija ... Boyar Iordache Cîndescu
Luminita Gheorghiu ... Smaranda Cîndescu
Victor Rebengiuc ... Stan Paraschiv
Alberto Dinache Alberto Dinache ... Tintiric
Alexandru Bindea Alexandru Bindea ... Priest on the road
Mihaela Sirbu ... Sultana
Adina Cristescu Adina Cristescu ... Zambila
Serban Pavlu ... Traveler at the Inn
Gabriel Spahiu ... Vasile
Dan Nicolaescu Dan Nicolaescu ... Merchant
Liviu Ornea Liviu Ornea ... Abbot
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mihaela Drãgan Mihaela Drãgan ... Carfin's Wife
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Set in early 19th century Wallachia, when a local policeman, Costandin, is hired by Iordache, a boyar (local noble), to find Carfin, a Gypsy slave who had run away from the boyar's estate after having an affair with his wife, Sultana. Costandin sets out to find the fugitive, beginning a journey full of adventures. Gypsy slavery lasted from the 14th century up until the middle of the 19th century, a situation which is very little known and almost nonexistent in the public debate today, although its impact continues to influence Romania's social life.

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Shot in only 23 days. See more »

Goofs

When she talks with Constandin, Smaranda calls him Carfin once. See more »

Quotes

Costandin: Lifeless out of life, life out of lifeless.
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Suitade jocuri turceasc
Music composed by Napoleon Constantin
Sung by Napoleon Constantin
Publisher: Fundatia Al. Tzigara-Samurcas
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useful
23 June 2015 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

an useful film. for understand the roots of modern Romania. a beautiful one. for archaic language's flavor, for the nuances of emotions, for the powerful clichés who defines the Walachian society not only in the year 1835. a seductive film. for the good performances, for the crumbs from great films, for the art to broke the limits between artistic film and documentary. an interesting film. for the science to reflect a period's deep lines of life. for humanity and for the grace of details. for the art not to remand but recreate not only a portrait but a state . for dialogs and for the values. for something who reflects the profound Romania behind the definitions or verdicts. Teodor Corban does an admirable job and Radu Jude becomes more than a promise for Romanian cinema. because, for the foreign public Aferim ! could be a slice of exotic world from Balkans in the XIX century. for the Romanians it represents chain of answers for a lot of questions. and, maybe, an exercise of honesty.


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Language:

Romanian | Turkish | Romany

Release Date:

22 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aferim! See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,892, 24 January 2016

Gross USA:

$108,110

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$350,110
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2.35 : 1
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