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Nicolae Constantin Tanase
Ana Maria Guran,
Radu and Adina, a young couple of graduates, have just made love. She is profoundly in love with him and cannot wait to move to his place; however, he has reservations. While going shopping in a superstore, he bumps into (or thinks to bump into) his ex-girlfriend Nadia.
Not only does this flick promote clichés, demoting women to servile, selfless weaklings, only there to be used by selfish bastards (like our hero), it does so while pretending it's something new altogether.
Director Paul Negoescu's debut is no gem. It does not reinvent the wheel. It doesn't even pose any real, mature questions regarding the human condition.
Instead, all we get to see is banter. People wasting air and giving out ideas like they're nothing. Sure, life in Bucharest can be boring, but when you're as confusing an ex with your current GF, that's when problems emerge. It feels truncated somehow. The subtext is missing. I don't know, every love story needs an alibi.
You'll find none in this movie. And I'm being gentle.
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