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490 Ratings


Directed by Radu Jude
Romania, Bulgaria, 2015
Adventure, Comedy, Drama


A man, accompanied by his son, seeks a runaway slave.

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Aferim! Directed by Radu Jude

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2015 | Winner: Best Director (Silver Berlin Bear)

European Film Awards

2015 | Nominee: European Screenwriter

2016 | Nominee: Audience Award

Earthy, brutal and tough, Jude’s film refuses to see Romanian history through rose-tinted spectacles and presents instead a vivid and uncompromising examination of power and racial hatred.
December 28, 2016
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Crammed though it is with grime, confusion, and hollering, Aferim! is as precisely crafted as any film in recent memory, starting with Jude’s decision to shoot it on 35mm in widescreen black and white, a format that solidly supports its stylistic blend of overt granularity and stealthy poeticism.
August 23, 2016
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Jude is ably assisted by cowriter Florin Lazarescu in crafting wry, unsentimental dialogue about the meaning of manhood, and by cinematographer Marius Panduru in creating immense landscapes, shot in black-and-white 35-millimeter widescreen, that evoke the classical American western.
May 26, 2016
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