Films in the Romanian language
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Certification15 Our Rating
22 December 1989 heralded Ceausescu's fall from power in Romania. Sixteen years on, a provincial TV talk show decides to commemorate the event by asking local heroes to reminisce about their own contributions to the revolution. But securing suitable guests proves an unexpected challenge and the producer is left with two less than ideal participants; a drink addled history teacher and a lonely sometime Santa Claus grateful for the company. In the farcical show that follows, the mens' fanciful boa find out more...
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Certification15 Our Rating
The friendship between two girls is tested to its absolute limits in this utterly compelling drama set in the twilight years of Communist-era Romania. Gabita, young, na´ve and pregnant, turns to her more pragmatic room mate Otilia for help and a meeting is arranged in a downtown hotel with a shady abortionist. Entering a dangerous and illegal underworld where the stakes are high and nothing is as it seems, the girls are set for a life-changing experience that neither will ever forget. "4 months, find out more...
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AFERIM! (2015)
Certification18 Our Rating

Set in early 19th century Wallachia, when a local policeman, Costandin, is hired by Iordache, a boyar (local noble), to find Carfin, a Gypsy slave who had run away from the boyar's estate after having an affair with his wife, Sultana. Costandin sets out to find the fugitive, beginning a journey full of adventures. Gypsy slavery lasted from the 14th century up until the middle of the 19th century, a situation which is very little known and almost nonexistent in the pu find out more...

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Certification12 Our Rating

Alina and Voichita have been friends since their orphanage days. And they have been lovers since they became sexually mature. But despite their oath of mutual fidelity, Alina, who could not bear poverty any more, emigrated to Germany where she became a barmaid. Now she just could not take the estrangement from Voichita and today she is back to Moldavia with a view to taking Voichita along with her to Germany. The only trouble is that in the meantime her girlfriend has betrayed her in falling find out more...

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Certification15 Our Rating
A NATO train, carrying sensitive communications equipment toward the war in Kosovo, is stopped by the officious and bent little station master of the small Romanian town of CapÔlnita on the grounds of not having the correct paperwork. The stranded recruits are welcomed by the local mayor and populace, especially the girls, and we especially follow a romance between the station master's sexy daughter and the American commanders's adjutant. find out more...
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Certification15 Our Rating

Romeo Aldea (49), a physician living in a small mountain town in Transylvania, has raised his daughter Eliza with the idea that once she turns 18, she will leave to study and live abroad. His plan is close to succeeding - Eliza has won a scholarship to study psychology in the UK. She just has to pass her final exams - a formality for such a good student. On the day before find out more...

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Certification12 Our Rating
Corneliu Porumboiu writes and directs this Romanian drama. On orders from his superiors, police officer Cristi is asked to investigate the case of a teenage boy, Alex, who has been caught in possession of some weed. Realising that Alex is just a kid who occasionally smokes pot with his friends and is hardly a threat to society, Cristi starts to question the ethical ramifications of his task and, knowing that conviction would lead to a long prison term, avoids taking the case further.
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Certification12 Our Rating
A portmanteau of five Romanian short films, each with its roots in urban myth, about events in the last years of the corrupt Ceausescu regime and a fine example of the post-revolutionary 'New Wave Romanian cinema'. find out more...
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CertificationPG Our Rating
Shot by legendary cinematographer Albert Maysles and directed by Jasmine Dellal, this dynamic musical documentary follows, and visits the homelands of, five Gypsy bands, from Romania, Andalucia, Macedonia and Rajastan, that united for the Gypsy Caravan, a six-week sell-out 2001 tour of North America, astounding audiences with a diversity of musical styles that range from Flamenco to Indian folk. A glorious celebration of Romany music and culture. find out more...
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Certification15 Our Rating
Director Puiu has created a proper gem here and the jewel in the crown of contemporary Romanian cinema. Mr. Lazarescu (in a terrific central performance from Ion Fiscuteanu) is a surly alcoholic in the winter of his existence and the film is driven along by his odyssey through the pitfalls of a national health system, as physicians consistently fail to diagnose what his condition actually is. Setting his movie within the walls of a state hospital and focusing on his protagonist as he (literally) find out more...
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Certification15 Our Rating
Zingarina arrives in the backwaters of Transylvania determined to find her long-lost lover, a travelling musician named Milan. After trawling the various clubs and bars, with her friend Marie, she eventually finds him, only for Milan to reject her. Distraught, Zingarina cuts herself loose from Marie and all she knows. Plunged into confetti, drunken revelry and the thrumming festivities of a Romany carnival, and emerging in a daze, she is drawn deep into the enigmatic wilderness of the Romanian c find out more...
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Certification15 Our Rating