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The Death of Mr Lazarescu

The Death of Mr Lazarescu
  • 2005
  • Romania
  • 153 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Cristi Puiu
  • Written by: Cristi Puiu, Răzvan Rădulescu
  • Cast: Ion Fiscuteanu, Luminiţa Gheorghiu
  • Language: Romanian

As Dante Remus Lazarescu is turned away from overflowing hospitals and taken seriously only by a female paramedic, we are made to care deeply about an individual society would prefer to ignore. Puiu turns the gruelling prospect of a Romanian tragi-comedy about the final hours of a dying pensioner into a work of compelling humanist cinema.

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