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WriterCristi Puiu
Top cast Agathe Bosch, Ugo Broussot, Frédéric Schulz-Richard, Diana Sakalauskaité, Marina Palii
Release Year2020
Runtime 3h21
LanguageFrench, Hungarian, German, Russian

Casting

Agathe BoschMadeleine
Ugo BroussotEdouard
Frédéric Schulz-RichardNikolai
Diana SakalauskaitéIngrida
Marina PaliiOlga
István TéglásMajordomul
Edith AlibecCamerista
Simona GhitaServitoarea
Levente NemesContele
Bogdan GeambasuJancsi
Sorin DobrinValetul
Vitalie BichirGeneralul
Judith StateVelterita
Zoe PuiuCopilul
Lucian DiaconuBucatar 1
Mugur SaboBucatar 2
László MátrayHusar 1
Bogdan FarcasHusar 2
Jonathan Christy ThompsonOrdonanta generalului
Bogdan ZarnoianuServitor

Credits

  • Director of photography Tudor Vladimir Panduru
  • Sound Jean-Paul Bernard, Predrag Blagojevic, Dragan Bosnjak, Erik Clauss, Nicolae Comarzan, Gustaf Forsberg, Zoran Maksimovic, Slobodan Mihajlovic, Ognjen Popic, Aleksandar Rancic, Florin Tabacaru, Mirza Tahirovic, Christophe Vingtrinier
  • Set design Dinica Tiberiu, Cristina Chetrari
  • Costume design Oana Păunescu
  • Make-up and hair Elena Tudor, Manuela Tudor
  • Film editing Dragoș Apetri, Andrei Iancu, Bogdan Zărnoianu
  • Production manager Bogdan Geambașu, Tomoroga Cosmin Laurențiu, Ana Maria Pîrvan
  • Executive producer Andreas Roald, Jamal Zeinal Zade
  • Producer Jörgen Andersson, Anamaria Antoci, Anthony Muir, Anca Puiu, Smaranda Puiu, Mirsad Purivatra, Milan Stojanovic, Dan Wechsler, Kjell Åhlund
  • Countries of origin Romania, France

Synopsis

Nikolai, a man of the world, places his country estate at the disposal of some friends, by organising a sojourn. As the hours pass, the discussions become more heated. Little by little, they fall into the snare of their own discourse. None of them seem to realise the extent of the event in which they have unwittingly come to be trapped. 

Awards

Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 2020)

  • winner - Best Director

    Cristi Puiu

Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival (2020)

  • winner - Best Film Award

    Cristi Puiu

Minsk International Film Festival “Listapad” (2020)

  • winner - Best Feature Film

    Cristi Puiu

East-West: Golden Arch International Film Awards (2021)

  • winner - Best Screenplay

    Cristi Puiu

  • winner - Best Supporting Actress

    Agathe Bosch

Gopo Awards (2022)

  • winner - Best Directing

    Cristi Puiu

  • winner - Best Cinematography

    Tudor Vladimir Panduru

  • winner - Best Art Direction

    Cristina Paula Ana Barbu

  • winner - Best Costume Design

    Oana Păunescu

  • winner - Best Make-up and Hairstyle

    Dana Roseanu, Elena Tudor, Manuela Tudor

Reviews

,,Cristi Puiu’s fourth film makes a virtue of high seriousness as guests at a country house discuss God, man, warfare and evil''

Peter Bradshaw | The Guardian

23.03.2021 | Full review ↗

,,Welcome to a three-hour, multilingual 19th-century house party, organized by the Romanian filmmaker Cristi Puiu.''

A. O. Scott | The New York Times

1.04.2021 | Full review ↗

,,Malmkrog does take something out of the very basics of Philosophy and structures its filmmaking around it: dialectic discourse.''

Rodrigo Garay | Desist Film

8.04.2021 | Full review ↗

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