Petru is a professor of mathematics at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest and leads a carefree life. He's in an open relationship with Irina, who overlooks that he sleeps with other ...
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"I do not care if we go down in history as barbarians." These words, spoken in the Council of Ministers of the summer of 1941, started the ethnic cleansing on the Eastern Front. The film attempts to comment on this statement.
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Several passengers remain locked in a subway station. They do not know each other and each has a different route, with own problems. But as passengers interact, things change and everyone will have the same destination at the end.
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A humble Romanian actor in his 30s, hardly surviving between a complicated part in a musical, a depressed wife, and the obsession of an imminent, devastating earthquake, becomes the victim of his manipulative father.
Hawaii is a story on the struggle of inheriting $3 million in communist-era Romania when owning $1 could mean losing your freedom and touches on the theme of how money could buy if not happiness, at least the freedom to choose unhappiness.
Petru is a professor of mathematics at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest and leads a carefree life. He's in an open relationship with Irina, who overlooks that he sleeps with other women from time to time. But once Irina gets pregnant, Petru is forced to change his lifestyle and grow up, even he's 42. One of his friends, who was always there for him, decides to write a book about his story.Written by
Besides the controversy regarding Woody Allen, he is probably the only director who can make a movie about nothing and still have value.
" Povestea " is a movie about nothing, with no goal, no impact and many time, with bad lines spoken in the most artificial way. That would have not be a problem, if it was consistent of it's overall style. Whimsical until the end. But the movie is confusing and volatile. And boring. For each good scene, there is an equally bad one. For each smart and funny line there is an equally bad written line. Too bad for the cinematography, that does a very honourable job.
I have lots of patience. But I've spend half this movie checking facebook and whatsup, this is how interesting and captivating it was.
I suggest you wait for it to be available in some online platform, rather than pay a ticket in the cinema.
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