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.
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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.
Speak well about the dead / Despre morti numai de bine (2005) Claudiu Romila, Crenguta Hariton, Stefan Sileanu, Tomi Cristin, Drama
The death of the senator son Panait (Stefan Sileanu) is politicaly dangerous for him and for his party.Drog dealers , prostitutes , murderers , corupt cops and politicians , all are present in this movie about Romania of our days.Dirty bussiness , blackmails all are their place in the ” democracy”The perseverence of Gelu Mailat (Tomi Cristin), and Pia Zilieru (Crenguta Hariton), a jouranalist make possible the solve of the mistery of the death of the young boy..In the end the good win grace for 2 cops and a journaliste who won the faith against thevevil using as weappons the love and the truth (like never happens in reality ) “Despre morti numai de bine” is the movie witch make you look above the apparances the world of romanian politicianism.