• 2010
  • RO
  • 3h 3min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Cristi Puiu
  • Written by: Cristi Puiu
  • Cast: Cristi Puiu, Clara Voda, Catrinel Dumitrescu
  • UK release: 9 November 2012

In this slow-release second film from the writer/director of The Death of Mr Lazarescu, Viorel (Puiu himself) plays a divorcé with a secret. It takes over an hour for the storytelling skill and humour to kick in, and the result is just too evasive and exacting, but it still rewards close attention.

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13 Nov 20123 stars

Slow release storytelling from Romanian director Cristi Puiu

My, but he makes you work for it, that Cristi Puiu. His breakout second film, The Death of Mr Lazarescu, a tentpole title of the sudden millennial rash of new Romanian masterpieces, was a long shaggy dog story the wit, sly radicalism and emotional…

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