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.
Tag Archives: Romanian
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.
Dincolo de pod / Beyond the Bridge (1977) Mircea Veroiu, Leopoldina Balanuta, Maria Ploae, Mircea Albulescu, Drama
Felix si Otilia / Felix and Otilia (1972) Iulian Mihu, Radu Boruzescu, Julieta Szönyi, Sergiu Nicolaescu, Drama, History
In this monumental Romanian film, a large family and its many generations vie for advantage, seeking to win the inheritance sure to be left behind by a wealthy older man of the clan. This movie is based on a very long and popular novel by George Calmescu, and is similar in some ways to England’s BBC television series, The Forsythe Saga, based on Galsworthy’s books. Along the way, stories of friendship, love and rivalry emerge. In one story, a poor young man is disappointed in love as his girl chooses lucre over love in selecting a mate.
Un om în loden / The Man in the Overcoat (1979) Nicolae Margineanu, Mircea Albulescu, Tanase Cazimir, George Constantin, Thriller
Un bulgare de huma / A Clod of Clay (1989) Nicolae Margineanu, Emilia Dobrin, Tudorel Filimon, Ilie Gâlea, Drama
Atunci i-am condamnat pe toti la moarte / Then I Sentenced Them All to Death (1972) Sergiu Nicolaescu, Amza Pellea, Cristian Sofron, Ion Besoiu, War, Drama
During World War II, just before the events of August 23rd 1944, a German soldier is found murdered in a Romanian village. The dead soldier’s superior threatens the villagers that unless the perpetrator is handed over by the following morning they will all face reprisals. In order to avoid this, the village intellectuals try to convince Ipu, the village idiot, to take the blame for the murder and save them.