Tag Archives: Romanian
Douã lozuri / Two Lottery Tickets (2016) Paul Negoescu, Mircea Banu, Dorian Boguta, Dragos Bucur, Comedy
Somewhere in the midst of the Romanian outback lives Dinel, a man with a moustache and curly hair who seems to be down on his luck: his customers at the garage are an unhappy bunch and his wages barely cover an after work beer – which is also the reason his wife recently left him.
Dupa dealuri / Beyond the Hills (2012) Cristian Mungiu, Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriutã, Drama
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.
Pruncul, petrolul si Ardelenii / The Oil, the Baby and the Transylvanians (1981) Dan Pita, Ilarion Ciobanu, Ovidiu Iulian Moldovan, Mircea Diaconu, Comedy, Western
The last part in the trilogy follows the three brothers on their way home, but having to settle in Swanton City where the eldest of them finds oil while digging for water. Romanian propaganda films were never that inventive.
Artista, dolarii si Ardelenii / The Actress, the Dollars and the Transylvanians (1978) Mircea Veroiu, Ilarion Ciobanu, Ovidiu Iulian Moldovan, Mircea Diaconu, Western
The second film in the trilogy continues the American adventures of the three Transylvanian brothers, throwing in some more gunfights, bar brawls, train ambushes, bandits, Indians and a flamboyant cabaret actress.
Profetul, aurul si Ardelenii / The Prophet, the Gold and the Transylvanians (1978) Dan Pita, Mircea Veroiu, Ilarion Ciobanu, Ovidiu Iulian Moldovan, Mircea Diaconu, Comedy, Western
Two peasants from Transylvania go to America in order to meet their brother who had left Romania ten years earlier. They meet a prophet in the American state of Utah and eventually help the cause of justice in the villages where the prophet proves to be a dictator and exploiter of the coal miners over there.
Coroana de foc / The Crown of Fire (1990) Sergiu Nicolaescu, George Alexandru, Vladimir Gaitan, Adventure, History, War
In medieval Wallachia,during the Crusades,the King’s brother hires mercenary Crusader armies to help him kill his brother in order to usurp the throne.The usurper brother is disgusted by King’s policy of paying a tribute to the Byzantine Empire.The Crusader army besieges the King’s fortress but the Captain of the guards,Gorun,and his soldiers manage to defend it.The usurper brother sneaks into the fortress and assassinates the King substituting himself for the King,due to their resemblance.When the Queen gives birth to twin boys their usurper uncle orders Captain Gorun to kill one and only save the other to prevent succession wars.However,Captain Gorun saves him and raises him into a strong warrior.Meanwhile,his twin brother is raised by their usurper uncle and becomes a lazy,greedy and cruel Crown Prince.With a new Crusader army making its way toward Wallachia and Byzantium the two twin Princes finally compete against each other for the throne of the realm.
Nunta de piatra / The Stone Wedding (1973) Dan Pita, Mircea Veroiu, Leopoldina Balanuta, Eliza Petrachescu, Nina Doniga, Drama
Two bleak stories about absent love. In the first, a widow is working hard in a desperate attempt to save her dying daughter. The second tells the story of two wandering singers who kidnap a bride from her wedding.
White Gate / Poarta Alba (2014) Nicolae Margineanu, Radu Banzaru, Cristian Bota, Sergiu Bucur, Drama
Adrian and Ninel are among the inmates crammed into the freight cars that have just arrived in one of the forced labor camps of the Danube-Black Sea Canal. Among those convicted, there are teachers, lawyers, poets, philosophers, peasants, artists, scientists. Gradually, they realize they are there because the communist regime wants to exterminate them all.