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Francesca (2009)

Wanting to follow the current trend, Francesca, a young teacher from Bucharest, is eager to emigrate to Italy. Unfortunately,whilst desperately seeking support from those nearest and ... See full summary »

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Bobby Paunescu

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Bobby Paunescu
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Monica Barladeanu ... Francesca (as Monica Birladeanu)
Dorian Boguta ... Mita (as Doru Boguta)
Luminita Gheorghiu ... Ana
Teodor Corban ... Ion
Dana Dogaru Dana Dogaru ... Doamna Elena
Doru Ana Doru Ana ... Nasul
Ion Sapdaru Ion Sapdaru ... Pandele
Mihai Dorobantu Mihai Dorobantu ... Remulus
Gabriel Spahiu ... Sofer autocar
Dan Chiriac Dan Chiriac ... Zana
Alina Berzunteanu Alina Berzunteanu ... Magda
Monica Mihaescu Monica Mihaescu ... Directoarea
Dragos Marinescu Dragos Marinescu ... Fane
Ionut Simionescu Ionut Simionescu ... Sef Autogara
Ioana Diaconescu Ioana Diaconescu ... Prietena din bar
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Wanting to follow the current trend, Francesca, a young teacher from Bucharest, is eager to emigrate to Italy. Unfortunately,whilst desperately seeking support from those nearest and dearest to her, various untold truths unravel. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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Country:

Romania

Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

27 November 2009 (Italy) See more »

Filming Locations:

Bucharest, Romania See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR750,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$461,485
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Mandragora Movies See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Great Movie!!!
5 October 2009 | by goodman8See all my reviews

I saw this movie at RIFF in Iceland. It is a great movie with a very good performance from all the actors. 'its like watching a reality show.... The story is very touching and the way it is shoot confirmed once again that Romanian cinema it is probably one of the best in the world at this time. Has a lot from the Italian "neorealism" but keeps its originality. It is very violent but not necessary as action but more from a situation point of view. It is not easy to explain, there is fear from the beginning to the end. I read that the film was banned at the festival in Venice were it had the world premiere. I don't really see the reason. Congrats to the team that made it! I understood that Cristi Puiu it is also involved. We love "Lasarescu" too! Puiu won in 2005 the best prize in Reykjavik. I think that in Romania they must have a great film school.


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