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36 Ratings

Gently Was Anastasia Passing

Duios Anastasia trecea

Directed by Alexandru Tatos
Romania, 1979


.A border town on the Danube, 1944. The town is occupied by the Germans, and there are plenty of collaborators. A number of the young men join the partisans, kill a Serbian, and throw his body into the village, forbidding anyone to bury it. Anastasia refuses to obey the order…

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Gently Was Anastasia Passing Directed by Alexandru Tatos

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  • inquisita's rating of the film Gently Was Anastasia Passing

    Ok, so this is highly romanticized Romanian Antigone, with elements of propaganda. Anastasia does not bury her consanguine brother, but someone who is her family under an expanded notion of brotherhood – a victim of tyranny and infamous murder, hailing from the borderless clan of the oppressed . Perhaps I should stop here. But the interesting part is what the film does to compensate for the shameful death of the