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The Death of Mr. Lăzărescu

Moartea domnului Lăzărescu

Directed by Cristi Puiu
Romania, 2005
Comedy, Drama
  • Romanian
  • English


After suffering terrible headaches and stomach cramps, Mr. Lăzărescu calls for an ambulance, beginning one man’s hellish journey through Bucharest hospitals in search of proper medical care. One of the first films from the Romanian New Wave.

The Death of Mr. Lăzărescu Directed by Cristi Puiu

Critics reviews

Initially conceived under the spell of hypochondria and James Cagney, The Death of Mr. Lazarescu is a cinematic experience of singular intensity and vision. A rueful record of its eponymous hero’s final six hours on earth, it depicts the deterioration of Lazarescu Dante Remus as he is shuttled among Bucharest emergency rooms whose indifference to his condition would be darkly comedic if it didn’t have such mortal implications.
May 01, 2006
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