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Aferim! (2015)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 22 January 2016 (USA)
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Set in early 19th century Romania, a policeman, Costandin, is hired by a nobleman to find a Gypsy slave who has run away from his estate after having an affair with his wife.

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Radu Jude

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Radu Jude (screenplay), Florin Lazarescu
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Cast

Credited cast:
Teodor Corban ... Costandin
Mihai Comanoiu Mihai Comanoiu ... Ionita
Toma Cuzin ... Carfin Pandolean
Alexandru Dabija Alexandru Dabija ... Iordache Cîndescu
Luminita Gheorghiu ... Smaranda Cîndescu
Victor Rebengiuc ... Stan Paraschiv
Alberto Dinache Alberto Dinache ... Tintiric
Alexandru Bindea Alexandru Bindea ... Priest on the road
Mihaela Sirbu ... Sultana
Adina Cristescu Adina Cristescu ... Zambila
Serban Pavlu ... Traveler
Gabriel Spahiu ... Vasile
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mihaela Drãgan Mihaela Drãgan ... Carfin's Wife
Claudiu Dumitru Claudiu Dumitru ... Capetenia robilor
Puiu Mircea Lascus Puiu Mircea Lascus ... Hangiul
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Storyline

Set in early 19th century Wallachia, when a local policeman, Costandin, is hired by Iordache, a boyar (local noble), to find Carfin, a Gypsy slave who had run away from the boyar's estate after having an affair with his wife, Sultana. Costandin sets out to find the fugitive, beginning a journey full of adventures. Gypsy slavery lasted from the 14th century up until the middle of the 19th century, a situation which is very little known and almost nonexistent in the public debate today, although its impact continues to influence Romania's social life.

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Language:

Romanian | Turkish | Romany

Release Date:

22 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bravo! See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania See more »

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Budget:

€1,250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,892, 24 January 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$104,706, 12 June 2016
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2.35 : 1
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Winner of the Audience Award at the 4th 'Let's CEE Film Festival Vienna' in Oct. 2015. See more »

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When Carfin gets neutered, there is no blood spilled. See more »

Quotes

Costandin: Lifeless out of life, life out of lifeless.
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References The Moromete Family (1987) See more »

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Original music composed by Antonie Pantoleon-Petroveanu (as Anton Pann)
Performed by Florin Iordan, Marian Cleante (violin), Sandu Constantin (vocals), Gheorghe Falcaru (whistle)
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Romanian Historical Film of the Justice for Slaves
12 December 2015 | by t-dooley-69-386916See all my reviews

Set in 1835 in Walachia, Romania, we meet Consatndin who is a Constable – he is accompanied by his eager but less effective son – Ionita. They are chasing an escaped slave, this is a Roma man who has stolen money and run away from a Boyar (who has the most impressive hat imaginable).

Along the way the two men come across many more Roma – whom they refer to as 'Crows' (because crows are black) and treat them like the underclass they believe them to be. They also run into a number of other – less than savoury – characters including the World's most xenophobic Priest. What follows is story that can be seen as comedic, harrowing and at times almost bewildering in its depiction of what times were like. The enslavement of the Roma is a subject rarely mentioned and so this is groundbreaking in many ways.

It is filmed in black and white and is lit in such a way to make this seem many years older than it is, Director Radu Jude said this is a western and did a lot to evoke the early westerns in theme and composure of the story, but he has also created a film that is unique too. There is violence here and scenes that some may find upsetting but it is just an amazing watch. Languages are Romanian, Turkish and Roma with OK sub titles to be fair. The title 'Aferim' means 'bravo' in Turkish and as the Romanians hated the Ottoman Empire it is ironic that they use this word as a form of praise – but that is intentional. Nominated for the 88th Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film I feel this is in with rather a big chance and is a film that I can absolutely recommend to all World cinema fans.


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