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Best Intentions (2011)

Din dragoste cu cele mai bune intentii (original title)
Alex, in his mid-thirties, is a quite neurotic character. When his mother is hospitalized with a stroke, the caring son's life gets out of track. At the hospital he finds himself in a ... See full summary »

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Adrian Sitaru

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Adrian Sitaru
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bogdan Dumitrache ... Alex
Natasa Raab Natasa Raab ... Mama
Marian Rálea Marian Rálea ... Tata
Alina Grigore ... Delia
Adrian Titieni ... Dr. Crisan
Clara Voda Clara Voda ... Dr. Nuti
Tibi Dina Tibi Dina ... Dr. Georgescu
Isabela Neamtu Isabela Neamtu ... Nurse 1
Vasilica-Ana Dogaru Vasilica-Ana Dogaru ... Nurse 2
Aura Calarasu Aura Calarasu ... Doctor
Gabriela Popescu Gabriela Popescu ... Neighbour 1
Orsolya Török-Illyés ... Woman with mask
Mirela Tugui Mirela Tugui ... Neighbour 2
Rémusz Szikszai Rémusz Szikszai ... Bono
Orsolya Tóth ... Alinuta
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Alex, in his mid-thirties, is a quite neurotic character. When his mother is hospitalized with a stroke, the caring son's life gets out of track. At the hospital he finds himself in a burlesque kind of human zoo full of unexpected characters and surprising events. Trying to manage the situation in between everybody's advice, he's coming hypochondriac. While his mother seems to feel perfectly fine Alex is making his own set of mistakes - throughout with best intentions. Written by Anonymous

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Hungary | Romania | France

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Romanian

Release Date:

28 October 2011 (Romania) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Transylvania, Romania See more »

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Budget:

€750,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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A big improvement of a talented director
11 November 2011 | by andrei_hodorogeaSee all my reviews

I've just seen this movie at the cinema today an unfortunately there were just 4 persons in the whole projection room because this movie has to be seen by more people. It is not a perfect movie,but nonetheless it has its good parts,especially in recreating the feeling that you get in a hospital ward(in Romania).Bogdan Dumitrache,who won the Best Acotr prize at the Locarno film festival portraits very convincing a man in his 30s who,from being a normal guy "minding his own business" becomes a neurotic annoying son of a sick mother who questions everything and everyone. The shots are also filmed very interesting,mainly in POV or in some kind of a reverse-POV(the POV switches to the person he is speaking with).This creates a rather unique perspective on the actions taking place. Also there is a surreal element in the film,a man masked in a bunny,as seen in the main cover picture of the movie,which is vaguely presented and remains a enigma throughout the film. Overall compared to his previous film "Hooked"(Pescuit sportiv) which is a really disappointing movie based on an interesting idea,but with a horrible editing and amateur camera-work,Best intentions is an interesting movie that should be seen by European film lovers or more specifically Romanian New Wave film lovers,resembling much Cristi Puiu's more acclaimed film "Moartea domnului Lazarescu"


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