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WriterCristi Puiu
Top castCristi Puiu, Diana Cavallioti
Release Year2010
Runtime 3h01
LanguageRomanian
Viorel a 42 year old man troubled by obscure thoughts drives across the city to a destination known only to him.

Casting

Afrodita AndoneDoamna Frâtilâ
Geo AurStelicâ
Andrei BarbuTânârul cu Hanorac
Anda BarleanuVânzâtoare 2
Alexandra BlejanSecretarâ
Richard BovnoczkiBârbatul Victimâ
Ioana CalotaVânzâtoare la Autoservire 1
Marinana CamarasanCerasela
Cici CaramanBâtrâna Cu Copilul
Dana CavaleruDomna Raluca
Diana CavalliotiEmilia
Lucian CiurariuDenis
Ionel CojoceaBârbat 1
Alexandru ConovaruPolitist
Ana CovalciucFarmacista Sefâ
Adina CristescuVânzâtoare la Magazinul de Arme
Carmela CuldaLuminta
Dana Dembinski MedeleanuMiki
Lucian DiaconuChioscarul
Constantin DitaAmarie
Mona DobrisanEducatorea Blondâ
Mihai DorobantuSofer Taxi
Catrinel DumitrescuDoamna Livinski
Claudiu DumitruBodygardul
Andrei EnacheTânârul din Autobuz
Andreea EnachePrietena Lui Vali
Viorica FloreaDoamna Cati
Luminita GheorghiuMioara
Simona GhitaFarmacista
Valeriu GramaBâtrânul din Autobuz
Andreea GramosteanuDoamna Lidia
Alina GrigoreVânzâtoare 1
Alice GrosuFetita
Kana HashimotoDoamna Însârcinatâ
Lucian IfrimLupitâ
Gigi IfrimDomnul Dragnea
Rodica IonescuDoctor
Tudor IstodorTânârul Blond
Alexandru LazarSotul Mioarei
Ioana MarchidanInstructorul de Dans
Liana MargineanuDoamna cu Pâr Violet
Bogdan MarhodinIlie
Alexandra MarinescuEducatoare 2
Bobby MarinescuOfiterul Cârunt
Andrei MateiuVali
Sorin MedeleniNea Sandu
Antonia MicuAmalia
Carina MielcioiuLâcrâmioara
Catalina MogaSilvia
Raluca MunteanuEducatoare 1
Mihai NagyPolitist 2
Silvia NastaseVânzâtoare Ice Tea
Paula NiculitaEducatoarea Lâcrâmioarei
Damian Victor OanceaNea Pavel
Raluca PaduraruSecretariâ Permise Arme
Liliana PanaDoamna Aura
Ion PapucBârbat 2
Serban PavluCornel
Simona PopescuDoamna Dragnea
Valentin PopescuStoian
Leo ProfirNepotul Mioarei
Iulian PuiuLucian
Ileana PuiuOlguta
Cristi PuiuViorel
Letitia RosculetDoamna din Autoserviere
Cornel ScripcaruDomnul Gabi
Valeria SeciuPusa
Drâguta StanciuVânzâtoare la Autoservire 2
Ion StoicaPloscaru
Andreea TanaseSora Neacsu, Supraveghetoare
Cristina TomaFemeia Bronzatâ
Vlad TrandafirInginer Fabrica de Confetii
Mihaela TrofimovDoamna Roxana
Marius TurdeanuClient, Magazinul de Arme
Mircea VasileAgent Politie 2
Clara VodaGina Filip
Ionel ZahariaPortarul
Stelicâ ZamfirAgent Politie
Gelu ColceagMr. Livinski
Gheorghe IfrimNeighbor
Emilian FloaresTrecator

Credits

  • Music Marinela Ivan
  • Director of photography Viorel Sergovici, Ana Drăghici, Luchian Ciobanu
  • Sound André Rigaut, Sophie Chiabaut, Gabriel Hafner, Denis Séchaud, Cristian Tarnovetchi, François Musy
  • Set design Vali Ighigheanu, Andreea Popa
  • Costume design Mirela Frazer, Ana Andrei, Monica Florescu
  • Make-up and hair Bogdan Lazăr, Miruna Panaitescu, Elena Tudor
  • Film editing Ion Ioachim Stroe
  • Production manager Răzvan Cliza, Gilda Conon
  • Executive producer Sarah Nagel
  • Producer Bobby Păunescu, Anca Puiu, Dan Wechsler, Philippe Bober
  • Countries of origin Romania, France, Germany, Switzerland

Synopsis

An apartment kitchen: a man and a woman discuss Little Red Riding Hood, their voices hushed, mindful of waking the little girl sleeping next room. Waste land on the city outskirts: behind a line of abandoned trailers, the man silently watches what seems to be a family. The same city, the same man: driving through traffic with two hand-made firing pins for a hunting rifle. The man is 42 years old, his name - Viorel. Troubled by obscure thoughts, he drives across the city to a destination known only to him.

Reviews

Everything that takes place feels so deliberately orchestrated that the seeming meaninglessness of certain actions become charged with, er, "meaning."

Chris Chang | Film Comment Magazine

June 17, 2013 | Full review ↗

Though never quite reaching the same existentialist zenith of some of his highly regarded contemporaries, Puiu has nevertheless constructed a drama of significant heft and impact.

Daniel Green | CineVue

February 5, 2019 | Full review ↗

Media

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