The film is inspired by true events and centers on a young journalist, who goes to Transylvania together with a French TV crew led by a top reporter, to deal with a case of a young prostitute repatriated from France.
Emanuel spends his days at a sanatorium. Falling in love with another patient, he narrates his and his fellow patients' attempts to live life to the fullest as their bodies slowly fade away, but their minds refuse to give up.
Two siblings and an illegitimate love. A father who's a doctor and several accusations. A family in which no one ever drew a line between what's moral and what's legal. Not even when it comes to abortion.
Roman returns to the land he has just inherited from his grandfather. Fully decided to sell this vast but desolate property, he is warned by the local cop that his grandfather was a local ... See full summary »
A humble Romanian actor in his 40's, hardly surviving between a complicated part in a musical, a depressed wife, and the obsession of an imminent, devastating earthquake, becomes the victim of his manipulative father.
Marius is a divorced man in his late thirties. His five year-old daughter Sofia lives with her mother, which causes Marius a deep frustration. On the day Marius arrives to take his daughter... See full summary »
Radu works occasionally as a fixer for European media, dreaming of becoming a journalist. Given the opportunity to work for French television on a story about juvenile prostitution, he tries to prove his abilities by pushing things to the limit of professional ethics. When meeting Anca, an underage prostitute, he becomes aware of his abusive attitude.
(Note: this is not related to Bernard Malamud's The Fixer.)
When a human trafficking story breaks in France, a TV crew wants to interview the underage girl at the heart of the sex scandal, who has returned to her native Romania.
The titular "Fixer" is the local Romanian man who helps the TV crew get the interview. The obstacles are many: the obstinate nun who refuses them access to the girl; local mobsters who want to intimidate her into silence; and so on. As the film progresses, the French TV crew appear increasingly exploitative themselves, going too far for the Fixer, no saint himself. By the end of the movie, the only really likable person is the obstinate nun.
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