Paul Hanganu married Adriana ten years ago. They have an eight year old daughter, Mara. For the past six months he has been involved in an extra-marital affair with Raluca, a twentyseven-year-old dentist. Paul, who is struggling to find time for Raluca, for gift shopping and for his family, decides to take his daughter to the dentist one last time before Christmas. An unexpected change in Adriana’s schedule brings the two women in the same room for the first time. The meeting forces Paul to face a difficult decision. —sff
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
D sudden shifts in relationships which trigger d emotionally draining experience d characters go through is observed wid a detached gaze n d unremitting observation of d nuances which fill every moment,serve as d dramatic fulcrum in a film where any form of overt emphasis on obvious dramatic elements have been completely eschewed in favor of a deadpan and naturalistic approach which bring us closer to d characters n affects us a great deal !
Novelistic attention to detail and taste for the duration of its character's feelings make up for generally unlikable characters and a well-worn story. Although I don't like it much, it has the concentrated yet cool and removed gaze of a great film.
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