Radu Muntean became internationally known thanks to the success of his second feature film The Paper Will Be Blue (2006), a reflection upon the night of the Romanian revolution in December 1989. Boogie presents a picture of his own generation of 30-year-olds in present-day Romania.
Hard-working businessman Bogdan (Dragos Bucur) spends 1 May in Constanta on the Black Sea coast with his young family. His wife Smarande (Anamaria Marinca, known for her role in 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days by Cristian Mungiu) nags at him because he doesn’t take his task as father seriously enough. Bogdan (alias Boogie) bumps into Sorin and Iordache, two old friends of his here on the coast. After a quarrel with Smarande, Boogie goes to his friends and the three men hit the town and chase the girls just like they used to…
Radu Muntean wrote the script together with Razvan Radulescu, a writer known for several outstanding Romanian New Wave films, and Alex Baciu. The excellent, raw cinematography reflecting a variety of moods was done by Tudor Lucaciu. A strong ‘generation film’ that shows how totally different are the issues that today’s young people deal with compared to those of their parents. –IFFR
Radu Muntean (1971-) is a Romanian film director and screenwriter. He is part of the Romanian New Wave.
Radu graduated from the Theater and Film Academy in Bucharest in 1994. Since 1996, he has directed over 400 commercials and has won over 40 national and international awards in various advertising festivals. His feature debut, Furia (English: The Rage), was awarded Best First Film by The Romanian Filmmakers Union, and Best Photography at the 2003 Transilvania International Film Festival. His second feature, The Paper Will Be Blue, as well as Boogie are highly representative of the Romanian New Wave. –Wikipedia