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Niki and Flo (2003)

Niki Ardelean, colonel în rezerva (original title)
The hero is a retired army officer in the period of transition in Romania from the Communist rule to democracy. As many aged people during these times he loses a lot in position and ... See full summary »

Director:

Lucian Pintilie
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Victor Rebengiuc ... Niki Ardelean
Razvan Vasilescu ... Florian (Flo) Tufaru
Coca Bloos Coca Bloos ... Poucha Ardelean
Mihaela Caracas Mihaela Caracas ... Doina Tufaru
Serban Pavlu ... Eugen Tufaru
Dorina Chiriac ... Angela Tufaru
Marius Galea Marius Galea ... Mihai Ardelean
Andreea Bibiri Andreea Bibiri ... Irina Ardelean
Constantin Ghenescu Constantin Ghenescu ... Irina's father
Aristita Diamandi Aristita Diamandi ... Irina's mother
Alexandru Bindea Alexandru Bindea ... Irina's brother
Raluca Penu Raluca Penu ... Irina's sister
Ion Chelaru Ion Chelaru
Ruxandra Sireteanu Ruxandra Sireteanu
Alexandru Matei Alexandru Matei
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The hero is a retired army officer in the period of transition in Romania from the Communist rule to democracy. As many aged people during these times he loses a lot in position and material situation and is too aged to adapt and start building something from zero. His last resort is the family, but his home and family is also slowly decomposing under the pressure of the times. His elder son dies in a stupid home accident (the film starts with his funeral), than his only other child, a daughter moves to America in the search of a better material life. His life seems to fall under the control of his in-law, a mercantile and much better adapted man, who slowly seems to deprive him not only of his children, but also of his pride and human dignity. The violent end is unexpected, although typical for the Pintilie's movies, but if you look back and reflect on what you've seen on screen, everything before was a logical building of the end. Written by AnonymousB

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5 February 2004 | by dragoscjSee all my reviews

Incredible movie! To me it seems very much like a Japanese garden; a garden which is said to be complete not when there is nothing to put in it, but when there is nothing to take out of it.

Here everything that does not completely follow the sense of the movie is eliminated. It leaves it in a pure state, not one overwhelming the viewer with symbols, but in a state that naturally gets us in the middle of the action. An action that puts us in the middle of a tedious life, marked by tragic events. An action that shows how insignificant life can be.


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Country:

France | Romania

Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

2 March 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Niki and Flo See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania See more »

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$24,640
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.66 : 1
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