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Operation 'The Monster' (1976)

Operatiunea 'Monstrul' (original title)
A group of five work colleagues leave for an expedition in the Danube Delta, without letting their wives know anything about it. Going fishing and hunting, the characters end up in the ... See full synopsis »

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Manole Marcus

Writer:

Titus Popovici
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Cast

Credited cast:
Toma Caragiu Toma Caragiu ... directorul Dumitru
Octavian Cotescu Octavian Cotescu ... directorul adjunct Eugen
Marin Moraru Marin Moraru ... Corneliu
Nineta Gusti Nineta Gusti ... mama lui Corneliu
Cristina Hofman Cristina Hofman ... Pictorita
Elena Sereda Elena Sereda ... secretara lui Dumitru, Hortansa
Lia Sahighian Lia Sahighian
Ada D'Albon Azimioara Ada D'Albon Azimioara ... Sotia scriitorului
Gabriela Teodorescu Gabriela Teodorescu
Petre Kuhn Petre Kuhn ... Pescarul lipovean
Vera Varzopov Vera Varzopov
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Grigoriu George Grigoriu
Alexandru Manolescu Alexandru Manolescu ... Soferul
Ovidiu Schumacher ... Vanatorul
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A group of five work colleagues leave for an expedition in the Danube Delta, without letting their wives know anything about it. Going fishing and hunting, the characters end up in the funniest and ridiculous situations.

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Country:

Romania

Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

5 April 1976 (Romania) See more »

Also Known As:

Operation 'The Monster' See more »

Filming Locations:

Danube Delta, Romania See more »

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Production Co:

Casa de Filme Trei See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Mark Cousins wrote about Operation 'The Monster' (1976): "Three great Romanian actors skewer pomposity in a much admired comedy with echoes of Milos Forman's Czech film The Firemen's Ball (1967). Rarely seen outside Romania, it's a revealing treat." [Romanian Film Season in Edinburgh, 2015] See more »

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Awesome!!! A+
1 September 2005 | by gutza36See all my reviews

Now this movie is simply awesome! It's by far the best ever produced in the history of romanian movies! Toma Caragiu's sublime acting make it unforgettable! Just imagine under what sort of circumstances the movie was made - ubiquitous communism! In a time where freedom of speech was simply utopian the actors simply overcome this imprisonment through subtle and subliminal commy jokes. The comprehensive understanding of this movie is limited to those able to overstand the romanian language as well as for the versed viewer and connoisseur of romanian history, which may count imho as the only drawback of the movie, apart from the poor audio/video quality - but hey, remember it's 1976 in communist Romania?!??? Well 'nuff said, but remember: don't even try to start a conversation about romanian movies if you didn't see this work of art!


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