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 of many fantastic films emerging in recent years from Romania.
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as difficult as it is to get through this very long, very depressing and slow moving film... without a shred of hopefulness... you will think about it days, weeks, months later and realize... those were all actors- extraordinarily realistic- i felt like was actually watching romanian doctors/paramedics- not for everyone's taste. and i still don't, and never will, understand why this is considered a comedy.
A truly great movie, romanian style. The film offers a very good insight into romanian society, and especially the romanian healthcare system. This movie is so romanian that often you mistake it for a documentary even if in the next moment it reminds you that it isn't.
Dark, realist and dry humor capturing the great essence of post-communist Romanian new wave cinema. The seeming ridiculously of communist institutions, as the Czechoslovak new waves critiqued to great affect, has disappeared yet the impersonality and continuing despair of society remains in Romanian society as well as post-communist Eastern Europe as a whole. Everything is captured and delivered slowly with detail.
Una de las películas más hiperrealistas que he visto en mi vida. El drama y la comedia fluyen de manera absolutamente natural en escenas y planos de larguísima duración. La propuesta formal es, sin duda, valiente y arriesgada, aunque también llega a resultar cansina y agotadora por momentos.
First of all, i couldnt see something funny about this movie. It's not comedy. I just watched it and now i feel like i was in hospital for hours. Really good and realistic movie. But i think, it can be a little shorter..