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State of Things (1995)

Stare de fapt (original title)
A story of revolution, betrayal, corruption and wrongful imprisonment, as well as human character and strength while facing them.


Stere Gulea


Stere Gulea (screenplay), Eugen Uricaru (screenplay) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Oana Pellea ... Alberta Costineanu
Mircea Rusu ... Andrei Secosan
Dan Condurache ... Petrache Maxentiu
Razvan Vasilescu ... Officer Muresan
Serban Celea ... Officer Cretu
Luminita Gheorghiu ... Muresan's wife
Mara Grigore Mara Grigore ... Nurse from TV station
Cornel Scripcaru Cornel Scripcaru ... Major Leo
Silviu Stanculescu Silviu Stanculescu ... Maxentiu's father
Cristian Iacob
Andrei Catalin Baleanu Andrei Catalin Baleanu
Constantin Ghenescu Constantin Ghenescu
Viorica Vatamanu Viorica Vatamanu
Maria Junghetu Maria Junghetu ... (as Maria Junghietu)
Radu Panamarenco Radu Panamarenco


A nurse and her boyfriend, a doctor, take in a wounded young man that knocks on their door. He was injured during protests against the communist regime. They take care of him and take him to the hospital where they work. The next morning, the nurse finds him in the morgue, shot in the head. Both of them are pressured by agents of the communist secret police (Securitate) to forget everything. While the doctor gives in, the nurse refuses even though she is being threatened, framed, imprisoned, beaten, tortured and raped. Written by Julien M.

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8 December 1995 (Romania) See more »

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Romania's official submission to the 69th Academy Awards (1997) for Best Foreign Language Film. See more »

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the truth
31 December 2018 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

A film about truth. Cold, bitter, cruel, precise. The Romanian Revolution of 1989 as scene for a drama mixing lives and choices and attittudes. Admirable performance of Oana Pellea. A film of angry and hope. About a phsycian and her experiences for not ignore the truth. About changing of a world and about love as way of survive in a blank world of appearences. As Romanian, I saw this film as one of moments of the birth of new hope. Like the last scene. So, a real useful film about truth. In its profound sense.

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