"I do not care if we go down in history as barbarians." These words, spoken in the Council of Ministers of the summer of 1941, started the ethnic cleansing on the Eastern Front. The film attempts to comment on this statement.
After being the sole unfortunate witness of a domestic quarrel that ends up in a murder, Patrascu finds himself at odds with two very close neighbors: one is the bizarre murderer, the other one his very own conscience.
Together, a filmmaker and her characters venture into a personal research project about intimacy. On the fluid border between reality and fiction, Touch Me Not follows the emotional journeys of Laura, Tómas and Christian, offering a deeply empathic insight into their lives.
They talk about the beautiful game, but for Laurentiu Ginghina, it's not enough. Football must be modified, streamlined, freed from restraints; corners are to be rounded off, players ... See full summary »
On his spring break at the seaside, with his wife and his four year old son, Bogdan Ciocazanu runs into his best friends from high-school at the precise date and time that reminds all of ... See full summary »
In August 1983, architect Dinu Neagu together with his wife and two children, a boy and a girl, are on a beach of nudists near an industrial area. He is arrested and taken to Bucharest ... See full summary »
A policeman intent on freeing a crooked businessman from a prison on Gomera, an island in the Canaries. However, he must first learn the difficult local dialect, a language which includes hissing and spitting.
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"All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way," wrote Leo Tolstoy. "Give me a T!" recently said a cheerleader. What's in a name, other that vanity? Alice T. could be your daughter or your distant niece or your high school crush. That is the key to this beautiful cinematographic masterwork: it is about you and yours.
The movie is carried by Andra Guti and Mihaela Sirbu. The young and beautiful Ms. Guti is showing it all: her inexperience, her mischievousness and her genuine joy of life. Rarely one can witness the cruel effects of socially unacceptable conditions on apparently defenseless youth. And then the Mother of all people - especially yours and mine - the Mother who is always ready to defend us all and heal us all, the pinnacle of parental love, masterfully portrayed by Ms. Sirbu in a post-impressionist manner. I cannot explain why I love Cezanne and I cannot explain why I love Mihaela Sirbu but they made such an impression on me.
Yes, the movie is dirty: lots of blood and lots of lies. But you have women in your life and they bleed and you still love them. Sometimes even more. As for lying, that is an expertise equally shared by men and women, teenagers and seniors, philosophers and politicians. So go see it and let the story swirl you in. You are up for unexpected rewards.
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