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Closer to the Moon

Closer to the Moon
  • 2013
  • Romania/USA/Italy/Poland
  • 112 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Nae Caranfil
  • Cast: Vera Farmiga, Mark Strong, Harry Lloyd
  • Language: English/Romanian

Messy crime caper about a 1959 bank heist in Communist Romania which was subsequently re-enacted as state propaganda with the incarcerated culprits playing themselves. Bad wigs, bad music and bad acting from normally very good actors (Farmiga, Strong, McKay), with mood and atmosphere hopelessly misjudged.

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Closer to the Moon

9 Nov 20152 stars

Messy caper based on a tragic true story, with Vera Farmiga and Mark Strong

It’s worth reading up on the bizarre and chilling true story upon which writer-director Nae Caranfil's messy caper is based: a 1959 bank heist in Communist Romania, either committed by a group of Jewish intellectuals or staged in order to smear them…

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