4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

Rated NR 113 minutes 2008

Writer-director Cristian Mungiu tells the story of a young Romanian woman’s stressful illegal abortion in a deliberate manner -- long takes, fixed camera in certain key scenes, deadpan non-acting, etc. We keep waiting for something awful to happen, but aside from a sinister male abortionist, Mungiu’s point seems to be that in the last days of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu’s reign, no one in Bucharest gives a damn about anything. And he takes 113 long, drawn-out minutes to send this bit of news. So this is the Romanian New Wave? Starring Anamaria Marinca and Laura Vasiliu (113 min.).

Film Credits

Official Site: www.ifcfilms.com/viewFilm.htm?filmId=496

Director: Cristian Mungiu

Producer: Oleg Mutu, Cristian Mungiu, Alex Teodorescu and Florentina Onea

Cast: Anamaria Marinca, Laura Vasiliu, Vlad Ivanov, Alex Potocean, Luminita Gheorghiu, Adi Carauleanu, Liliana Mocanu, Tania Popa, Teo Corban, Cerasela Iosifescu, Doru Ana, Eugenia Bosânceanu, Emil Coseru, Georgeta Burdujan and Geo Dobre


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