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98 minutes

Drama
Cited as a major influence by Romanian new wave filmmakers Corneliu Porumboiu (Police, Adjective) and Cristi Puiu (The Death of Mr. Lazarescu), this 1969 drama by Lucian Pintilie anticipates theirs in its compressed time frame, realist style, and bitter humor. Two young men are arrested for their drunken brawl outside a bar and ordered to reenact the event for a government film about the dangers of alcohol. The hapless state functionaries directing the film have no idea what they’re doing and the crew botches take after take, forcing the young men to fight each other all afternoon. This begins as comedy but ends as an angry critique of communist oppression, which was hardly lost on the Ceausescu regime: it banned the film and prohibited Pintilie from making another one in Romania for a decade. In Romanian with subtitles.


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