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Synopsis

With entertainingly wry humour, Corneliu Promboiu's debut feature sharply satirises the short memories and inconsistencies of post-revolutionary Romania. The whole country watched live on television as angry crowds forced Romanian dictator Ceausescu to flee Bucharest by helicopter. In a quiet town east of the capital, 16 years since this historic day, the owner of the local TV station invites two guests to share their moments of revolutionary glory. One is an old retiree and sometime Santa Claus, the other a history teacher who has just devoted his entire salary to his drinking debts. Together they will remember the day when they stormed their town hall calling 'down with Ceausescu'. But phone-in viewers dispute the claims of the heroes, who may have been boozing in the bar or making Christmas preparations rather than rebelling in the streets.

Director

Corneliu Porumboiu

Details

DVD catalogue number: ART358DVD

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Out now on DVD

GENRE: Drama, Comedy

CERTIFICATE: 15

DIRECTOR: Corneliu Porumboiu

DURATION: 89 Mins

LANGUAGES: Romanian

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