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12:08 East of Bucharest (A fost sau n-a fost?) (2006)

12:08 East of Bucharest
7.2 Rating
(34 ratings)
7.4 IMDB rating

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Mircea Andreescu

Mircea Andreescu

Emanoil Piscoci
Teodor Corban

Teodor Corban

Virgil Jderescu
Ion Sapdaru

Ion Sapdaru

Tiberiu Manescu
Mirela Cioaba

Mirela Cioaba

Doamna Manescu
Luminita Gheorghiu

Luminita Gheorghiu

Doamna Jderescu
Cristina Ciofu

Cristina Ciofu

Vali
Lucian Iftime

Lucian Iftime

Lica
Annemarie Chertic

Annemarie Chertic

Vera


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An average movie

2 years, 10 months ago at Jun 18 6:16
I kept hearing it was pretty good so I was rather curious to watch this flick. Eventually, I was rather disappointed. The story takes like for ever to start up and they take too much time to present the characters. It was just very slow and not very captivating. The last 30 minutes were better and finally I understood where the movie was going but the damage was already done and couldn't be recove... read more

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2 years, 3 months ago at Jan 16 23:10
This movie tries to answer the question if there has been - or not - the revolution against Ceausescu in a small town in Romania, in 1989. A very amateur television programme surveys about this issue, but the truth is hard to come out.. Very slow in the first part, the movie grows up after the beginning of the TV programme, which is half of the whole film. Some funny characters and situation, but ... read more
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Description: Its the 22nd of December. 16 years have passed since the revolution and in a small town Christmas is about to come. Piscoci, an old retired man is preparing for another Christmas alone. Manescu, the history teacher tries to keep up with his debts. Jderescu, the owner of a local television post, seems to not be so interested in the upc ... (more)
Release date: 29 September 2006
Revolution (2), Drunkenness (2), Romania (2), Drama (2), Comedy (2), Music (2), Christmas (2), Relationships (2), 2006 (1), 2000s (1), Sort (1)
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" Plot: It's the 22nd of December. Sixteen years have passed since the revolution, and in a small town Christmas is about to come. Piscoci, an old retired man is preparing for another Christmas alone. Manescu, the history teacher, tries to keep up with his debts. Jderescu, the owner of a local television post, seems not to be so interested in the upcoming holidays. For him, the time to face history has come. Along with Manescu and Piscoci, he is trying to answer for himself a question which for 1"


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“This movie tries to answer the question if there has been - or not - the revolution against Ceausescu in a small town in Romania, in 1989. A very amateur television programme surveys about this issue, but the truth is hard to come out.. Very slow in the first part, the movie grows up after the beginning of the TV programme, which is half of the whole film. Some funny characters and situation, but also deep meaning about the past and current situation. The last 5 minutes, including the last conversation, are the best of all the movie.” read more

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"Original Title: 'A fost sau n-a fost?' Directed by: Corneliu Porumboiu Plot: It's the 22nd of December. Sixteen years have passed since the revolution, and in a small town Christmas is about to come. Piscoci, an old retired man is preparing for another Christmas alone. Manescu, the history teacher, tries to keep up with his debts. Jderescu, the owner of a local television post, seems not to be so interested in the upcoming holidays. For him, the time to face history has come. Note: Most of t"


johanlefourbe posted a review 2 years, 10 months ago

An average movie

“I kept hearing it was pretty good so I was rather curious to watch this flick. Eventually, I was rather disappointed. The story takes like for ever to start up and they take too much time to present the characters. It was just very slow and not very captivating. The last 30 minutes were better and finally I understood where the movie was going but the damage was already done and couldn't be recovered. Still, there are some funny bits and for historical purposes, it is still worth a look.” read more

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