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Lucian Pintilie

“What is the survival strategy of a community in a state of perpetual catastrophe?...And when does making fun—the assumed irresponsibility, the dark humor that we, Romanians, are so proud of—stop being an impenetrable shield? This is the number one matter in all my movies.”

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    Lucian Pintilie France, 1992

    A riotous Romanian classic, Lucian Pintilie’s savage satire conjures the apocalyptic chaos that reigned during the dying days of the Ceaușescu regime. Rendering bitter reality through a surreal, ironic lens, this journey through a nation in flux strives for spiritual meaning amid political darkness.

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