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Soldiers. Story from Ferentari (2017)

Soldatii. Poveste din Ferentari (original title)
Adi (40), a shy and introverted anthropologist, who got recently dumped by his girlfriend, moves to Ferentari, the poorest and most notorious neighborhood of Bucharest. He wants to write a ... See full summary »

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Ivana Mladenovic
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Credited cast:
Dan Bursuc Dan Bursuc ... The Manager
Sorin Cocis Sorin Cocis ... The Policeman
Cezar Grumazescu Cezar Grumazescu ... Vasi (as Cezar Grumarescu)
Kana Hashimoto Kana Hashimoto ... Brigitte
Stefan Iancu Stefan Iancu ... Andrei
Nicolae Marin Nicolae Marin ... Borcan
Vasile Pavel Vasile Pavel ... Alberto
Adrian Schiop Adrian Schiop ... Adi
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Adi (40), a shy and introverted anthropologist, who got recently dumped by his girlfriend, moves to Ferentari, the poorest and most notorious neighborhood of Bucharest. He wants to write a study on manele music, the 'pop music' of the Roma community. Manele music serves as a way out of poverty for some successful musicians, but more often it's just another opportunity for the mafia pimps to make money off their acts and keep them in slave-like dependency. While researching this subject, Adi meets Alberto, a Roma ex-convict and a bear of a man, who promises Adi to help him. Soon enough, the unlikely pair begins a playful romance in which Adi feeds Alberto with improbable plans of escaping poverty, while Alberto feeds Adi with phrases of love. Little by little, their casual affair grows into love. And the funny and sweet teasing turns into something precarious, since Alberto is both dangerous and fragile and belongs to a world whose codes Adi doesn't understand.

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A modern "Romeo & Juliet" set in the Roma community on the outskirts of Bucharest.

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Romania | Serbia | Belgium

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Romanian

Release Date:

2 February 2018 (Romania) See more »

Also Known As:

Bir Mahalle Hikâyesi See more »

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Bucharest, Romania See more »

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Real but not entertaining
25 March 2018 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a researcher who goes to Romania to research into Gypsy music. He meets a Gypsy man, and they form an unlikely and unhealthy relationship.

My friends say that the story is very real life. That is true, as the story concentrates on the hardship of their lives. The manipulative nature of the relationship is very hard to watch. Nothing dramatic happens either, so at times it can feel rather boring.


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