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THE WAY I SPENT THE END OF THE WORLD (2005)

LOGLINE :

A film about a 7 year old boy who „liberated” us from Ceausescu’s regime so that his 17 year old sister could have a bright future.

SYNOPSIS:

Bucharest, 1989. Eva, her little brother Lalalilu and their parents live in in the outskirts of Bucharest. Lalalilu is 7 and he adores his sister.At 17, Eva is in love for the first time.Her live changes when she and her boyfriend accidentally break Ceausescu’s statue while kissing in school. They are caught and asked to apologize publicly for their deed. Obliged by his father, Alexandru does so and gets away. But Eva refuses, she gets expelled and transfers to a professional school in the outskirts. He dumps Alexandru and, together with her new friend, Andrei, she plans to leave the country. They want to pass the Danube by swimming. Knowing about her decision, Lalalilu takes an important decision.

AWARDS:

Represented Romania for the “Foreign Film” section at OSCAR / 2007
CANNES/ 2006 Un Certain Regard – Award for Best Actress
SUNDANCE/ 2005 – Best European Project
VALLADOLID/ 2006 Youth Award
INNSBRUCK / 2007 Public’s Award
IPIFF Romania/ 2006 – Best Film Award

CREW:

Directed by: Catalin Mitulescu
Screenplay: Andreea Valean , Catalin Mitulescu
Producers: Catalin Mitulescu, Daniel Mitulescu, In-Ah Lee, Philippe Martin, David Thion
Executive Producers: Martin Scorsese, Wim Wenders
Production Managers: Florentina Onea, Helene Bastide
Cinematography: Marius Panduru
Editing: Cristina Ionescu
Sound: Yves Marie Omnes
Production Design: Daniel Raduta
Costumes: Monica Raduta, Ana Plesea, Smaranda Iftime
Music Consultant: Nicu Alifantis
Original Music: Alexander Balanescu – violin, Evelina Petrova – accordion, Chris Laurence - base

Length: 106 min.
Language:
Romanian

CAST:

EVA DOROTHEEA PETRE
LALALILU TIMOTEI DUMA
TARZAN MARIUS STAN
SILVICA
MARIAN STOICA
VOMICA IONUT BECHERU
ANDREI CRISTIAN VARARU
TATAL EVEI MIRCEA DIACONU
MAMA EVEI CARMEN UNGUREANU
NEA TITI NICOLAE PRAIDA
NUCU CRISTIAN NICOLAIE
 

 

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