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Patul conjugal (1993)

In post-Ceausescu Bucharest, everybody is struggling to make a living. Vasile Potop, a movie theatre manager, tries to find money for an abortion for his wife Carolina, because he cannot ... See full summary »

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Mircea Daneliuc

Writer:

Mircea Daneliuc
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gheorghe Dinica ... Vasile Potop
Coca Bloos Coca Bloos ... Carolina Potop
Valentin Teodosiu Valentin Teodosiu
Lia Bugnar ... Stela
Valentin Uritescu Valentin Uritescu
Geo Costiniu Geo Costiniu
Jana Corea Jana Corea
Flavius Constantinescu Flavius Constantinescu
Nicolae Praida Nicolae Praida
Paul Chiributa Paul Chiributa
Eugen Cristian Motriuc Eugen Cristian Motriuc ... (as Cristian Motriuc)
Bujor Macrin Bujor Macrin
Dumitru Palade Dumitru Palade
Camelia Zorlescu
Ion Popa Ion Popa
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Storyline

In post-Ceausescu Bucharest, everybody is struggling to make a living. Vasile Potop, a movie theatre manager, tries to find money for an abortion for his wife Carolina, because he cannot afford to raise three kids. He tries to borrow from his attractive ticket seller Stela, but she quits the theatre and becomes a hooker. He then tries to sell his copy of Ceausescu's book that was not destroyed in the revolution, but that leads him into all kinds of trouble. Written by Will Gilbert

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Country:

Romania

Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Conjugal Bed See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Alpha (II) See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Romania's official submission to the 66th Academy Awards (1994) for Best Foreign Language Film. See more »

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deep bitter
20 June 2014 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

one of movies who presents Romania after Communism fall. bitter, cruel, sarcastic, dark, cold. a film about lost of hope and impossibility of escape from a dark circle. more important, a Mircea Daneliuc film. one of the great from his filmography because it is chronicle of a form of social madness and image of a free society in a profound crisis. the choice for Gheorghe Dinica and Coca Bloos for lead roles is more than inspired. a film about lost of life sense, it is a precious moral lesson and analysis of a world in search of its sense. that fact transforms the story in the not comfortable state after its end. strange taste, cruel verdict. and a film as remind of basic truth.


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