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The Secret of Happiness (2018)

THE SECRET of HAPPINESS (original title)
For two friends there is only one secret to happiness, that is easy to understand, but, perhaps, difficult to accept.

Director:

Vlad Zamfirescu

Writer:

Alexandru Popa
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Cast

Credited cast:
Theo Marton Theo Marton ... David
Irina Velcescu Irina Velcescu ... Ana
Vlad Zamfirescu Vlad Zamfirescu ... Tom
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Storyline

A beautiful night. Silence. The sky is full of stars. Outside the weather is warm, pleasant, relaxing. After a day's work, two friends sit on the balcony and smoke a joint. They are enjoying themselves. They pass the cigarette around, give each other friendly burns and sometimes flatter the other one with names like "dumbass" - but between them there is peace and trust, as it should be after twenty-five years lived side by side. They are fond of each other. They have a history together. Neither one is afraid of disappointing surprises from the other one. And yet, Tom (the host) is skilled at disguisedly pouring, drop by drop, subtext after subtext. In a Machiavellian fashion, Tom has prepared for that night some sort of a truth-hoax.

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Country:

Romania

Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

19 October 2018 (Romania) See more »

Also Known As:

Secretul fericirii See more »

Filming Locations:

Bucharest, Romania

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A glorious example of an excellent thriller
14 April 2019 | by a_shenarSee all my reviews

I've seen the movie in Tel Aviv, within the Romanian festival running in Israel The theme, the play particularly Vlad Zamfirescu's, is of inspiring quality and strength! It's amazing how with such limited set up, one terrace, limited cast, a tense thriller is created, beautiful developed through a well constructed crescendo, culminating with with an open and surprising finale! Like a good wine it leaves you with a long and enchanting after taste Continue with the good job Adrian Shenar


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