Romanian New Wave


The death of mr. Lazarecu
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Director: Cristi Piu

Englisht title: The death of mr. Lazarecu
Original title: Moartea domnului Lazarescu

2005/Romania/  150’/ Fiction/ Colour

Mr. Lazarescu (Ion Fiscuteanu) is not feeling well. He has a bad headache and has been vomiting. He feels that it is something more serious than the pain caused by his ulcer and the hangovers caused by his regular excessive drinking. He calls for an ambulance, and after convincing the skeptical dispatcher that he is not simply drunk, he begins the long wait for help to arrive.

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4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
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Director: Cristian Mungiu

Englisht title: 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Original title: 4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile

2007/Italy/  113’/ Fiction/ Colour

Otilia and Găbiță share the same room in a student dormitory. They are colleagues at the University in this small town in Romania, during the last years of communism. Otilia rents a room in a cheap hotel. In the afternoon, they are going to meet a certain Mr. Bebe. Găbiță is pregnant, abortion is illegal and neither of them have passed through something like this before.

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