Overall Rank: 1482
Average Rating: 2.9/4
# of Ratings: 75
Theatrical Release Date: 08/29/2007
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 10/14/2008
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Cristian Mungiu
Actors: Anamaria Marinca, Laura Vasiliu, Vlad Ivanov, Alexandru Potocean, Ion Sapdaru, Doru Ana
Plot: The story of a young woman helping her friend to have an abortion in Romania, which was highly criticized and not allowed during the 1980s of the communist run country.
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Moviehead - wrote on 04/01/2012
Interesting, but i can't really say it's good. This romanian new wave is not good for cinema.
Alaine - wrote on 12/12/2011
Winner of the Palme d'Or in 2007. Two dorm roommates in 1987 Romania struggle to get an illegal abortion for one of them. This felt more like witnessing reality than watching a movie. Tension throughout. I recommend this one.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 07/25/2011
A haunting film with impressive, real performances and dialogue. It takes an observer's perspective on a young woman's abortion, neither condoning nor condemning the act, but serving as a reminder of how relationships are affected by life choices. The stationary camerawork allows you to focus on the performances. Deserving of all its praise.
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Franz Patrick - wrote on 08/10/2008
This was an interesting move-going experience because I expected it to be like “Lake of Fire” only in a different language. The gritty tempo of it really worked for me because the situations the characters were in, the way they thought, talked and acted when faced with a dilemma could happen to anyone. This movie being in a different language did not bother me at all because the central issue is universal, especially in countries where it’s illegal or it’s looked down upon to get an abortion. The acting here is pretty believable and downright impressive thirty minutes into the film; each character is complex because all of them are flawed. Yet, it’s easy to connect with them, at least for me, because I saw a bit of myself in them. They deny the truth when reality is giving them …
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