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650 Ratings


Viorel (director Cristi Puiu) wakes up one day anxious. Without looking for an explanation, he aimlessly crosses Bucharest from one end to the other, haunted by the insecurity that has dominated his life since his divorce, before taking a startling action…

Our take

A headliner of the recent Romanian New Wave, director Cristi Puiu’s slyly quotidian murder mystery confirms the vision revealed in his critical darling The Death of Mr. Lazerscu: a fastidious attention to social reality, human interaction, and the darkened moral pallor of post-Ceaușescu Romania.