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If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle (2010)

Eu cand vreau sa fluier, fluier (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 26 March 2010 (Romania)
Two weeks before his release, a teenage prisoner learns that his mother has returned home. Meanwhile, he finds himself in love with a student working in the penitentiary as an intern.

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Cast

Credited cast:
George Pistereanu ... Silviu
Ada Condeescu ... Ana
Mihai Constantin Mihai Constantin ... Penitenciary Director
Clara Voda Clara Voda ... Mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Laurentiu Bãnescu ... The Professor
Papan Chilibar Papan Chilibar ... Ursu'
Aida Economu ... Studenta1
Cosmin Padureanu Cosmin Padureanu ... Gardian #2
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Storyline

Silviu, a young man who has spent years in a youth penitentiary, is granted release. Before he can leave, his mother returns to Romania to bring his little brother to Italy with her, despite Silviu's objections. He meets a young woman, Ana, who is working on a research project in the prison, and becomes interested in her. In his desperation Silviu resorts to violence, and Ana becomes his hostage. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

26 March 2010 (Romania) See more »

Also Known As:

If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle See more »

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Romania

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

ROL 111,816 (Romania), 22 March 2010

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,999, 9 January 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,135, 13 February 2011
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Romanian wonder again
18 December 2010 | by stenssonSee all my reviews

It's the most interesting film country in Europe at the moment and this has been going on for a couple of years now.

You have seen many movies from youth correctional institutions. The main character here has only a couple of days left, when his mother reluctantly arrives. This changes the film from a movie about a prison to a movie about life conditions and betrayal.

If your existence is destroyed, is it worth the price to have some hours of good life? Even if it's phony? The answer here is yes. A strong film which puts the important questions. Sometimes you must fight desperately to have what you already have.


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