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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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Florin Serban

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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 »

Filming Locations:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Director Florin Serban cast nonprofessional actor George Pistereanu for the lead role of Silviu. See more »

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a love story
26 November 2016 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

presented with the same dose of masochism who defines contemporary Romanian cinema. because, after two half decades of dictatorship, the young directors have two ideals - the exorcism of the past and the international prizes/recognition." Eu cînd vreau să fluier, fluier" is one of good examples. far to be bad, using two admirable young actors - Ada Condeescu and George Pistereanu, the film is fresco of a gray society , tensions of an age, lost of sense, dark sides of everyday life. and a story of love. who reminds Terminus Paradis. the only problem is the reaction as viewer about it. because, in many cases, the artistic virtues are covered by the versions of the same theme, a form of self hate and frustrations, the character of the young Pistereanu representing incarnation of a state of feelings more than reactions of an angry teenager. so, a bitter film . like too many others. or, only, a strange love story. the verdict is profound personal for the each viewer.


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