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WriterCristi Puiu
Top castBianca Cuculici, Otilia Panainte, Dragos Bucur
Release Year2023
Runtime 2h40
LanguageRomanian
Four short moments in time that are capturing the wanderings of a bunch of errant souls stuck at the crossroads of history

Casting

Bianca CuculiciOana Pfeifer
Laur BondarencoMihai Dumitru
Otilia PanainteIoana Elisabeta Macri
Florin TibreSeptimiu Pfeifer
Igor BabiacEugen
Roxana OgrendilCezara Postelnicu
Adelaida PerjoiuConsuelo
Dorian BogutaGiani
Dragos BucurNarcis Pătrănescu
Marin CumatrencoPolițistul

Credits

  • Countries of origin Romania, France, Moldova

Synopsis

Oana Pfifer, a young therapist visibly distracted by some unknown reasons, is slipping little by little inside the net of the questionnaire she is supposed to submit to her patient. Mihai Dumitru, Oana’s younger brother, worrying about the preparations of his anniversary and not realizing how inappropriate his demands are, is stuck in a story far bigger than what he can handle.

Septimiu Pfifer, Oana’s husband, concerned about his health regarding a possible Covid-19 contamination, is vaguely listening to a strange story his ambulance colleague was caught inside long ago, while waiting for the next emergency call. Narcis Patranescu, an organized crime inspector, perturbed by the recent death of one of his colleagues, is on the grip of an unsettling dark story while interrogating a young woman during a funeral.

Four short moments in time that are capturing the wanderings of a bunch of errant souls stuck at the crossroads of history.

Reviews

Puiu’s depiction of it all makes for an alienating watch, and on emerging from his maze, it’s hard to know exactly where you’ve been, or why Puiu has chosen to take you there

Jonathan Romney | Screen International

September 26, 2023 | Full review ↗

Puiu’s microscopic approach proves to be more unnerving than usual... and one wonders if the film might feel more approachable as a cranky time capsule decades from now

Nicholas Bell | ioncinema.com

September 26, 2023 | Full review ↗