Every now and then comes a film that makes you be glad motion picture was invented. This is one of them. A pastiche of mesmerizing anecdotes which tell you there's a bright story even in the darkest tales of poverty, censorship or repression. Bravo!
Five anecdotes from comunistic Romania. Each is a story for itself, and each has nice flow. Not all are perfect, but in general, you get quite nice idea of what life was like for little people in that system. It's more dark and more comedy like than 4m3w2d but still very likeable. Two stories will make you laugh as hell as well :)
On ne peut s'empêcher de (sou)rire devant l'énormité, l'absurdité et le surréalisme de certaines de ces étonnantes légendes urbaines qui émaillaient l'obscur et fade quotidien du peuple roumain sous la dictature de son autoritaire et vil potentat. Un asservissement inconditionnel et radical, toujours cautionné par les puissances de l'Est comme d'ailleurs de l'Ouest, en approbation ou en hypocrisie.www.cinefiches.com
the validity of the stories is not at all certain, but that is because the Romanian cinematography has been promoting strong, realistic perspectives since... well, since Ceausescu died. so everything seemed quite believable. I appreciate Mungiu's work but only as a 'collector'. as long as he's not directing, I belong to the very happy audience.