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I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians

Îmi este indiferent daca în istorie vom intra ca barbari

Directed by Radu Jude
Romania, Czech Republic, 2018
Drama, Comedy


Mariana, an outspoken young artist, is attempting to an ambitious project to reconstruct the anti-Semitic 1941 Odessa Massacre. While she develops her spectacular, she is forced to confront and overcome objections from the authorities and locals hired as extras in order to see her vision through.

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I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians Directed by Radu Jude

Critics reviews

One reason why Barbarians is such a successful provocation is that it makes engaging with history seem pressing and vital. The film is funny, sexy, and vibrant; one might get wrapped up in Jude’s strident direction if it weren’t for the force of his rhetoric.
August 01, 2019
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What Jude clearly thinks are probing questions about the topic at hand are wholly undergraduate in scope, and “Barbarians” doesn’t have a much more complex notion of Brechtianism either.
September 09, 2018
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Jude’s extraordinary opus can be overly didactic and unapologetically intellectual at times, but it is also startling —a provocative, sarcastic, and momentous act of interrogation between the past and the present that escalates to an impasse, with the hands of each locked around the neck of the other.
July 02, 2018
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