I found this film via reading an anthology of Romanian shorts (published by Dalkey Archive, 2010 (found on e-bay for $4)); it was only upon reading the authors' extended biographies that I discovered Lazarescu's story had been adapted to a film. I am obsessed.
What do you do when it's sunday and your TV set has broken, you live in a farm in the country and your son wants to watch a Bruce Lee film at 6 PM sharp ? You simply try to bring the TV to Mr. Bichescu who lives 50 miles away. But you don't have a car and it's raining. So you simply... Highly recommended.
You probably wouldn't have your kid carry heavy objects through rain-soaked country-side, spare him bad language and cigarette smoke, never take him to a bar or leave him for hours alone in a bad neibourhood, and of course you wouldn't encourage watching TV. You also wouldn't go to so much trouble to make him happy though.