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The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005)

September 12th, 2007 · No Comments

The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005)

I have not seen a descent movie come out of Romania in decades. The best movies I’ve seen was 1976 “Toate pînzele sus”, 1988 “Morometii” (Moromete Family”) and a very nice 1981 fairytale “Maria, Mirabella”, with most of the [...]

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Tags: DVD · Dark comedy · Drama · Foreign · Movies · Romania

Cold Summer of 1953 (1987)

September 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

Cold Summer of 1953 (1987)

I think I have seen this grim movie once about 20 years ago. It’s the last role and last film starring Anatoli Papanov, one of the greatest and beloved Soviet actors. The plot is quite simple. In 1953, after [...]

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Tags: Drama · Foreign · Movies · USSR · War

Saint Ralph (2004)

August 1st, 2007 · No Comments

Saint Ralph (2004)

1954. 14-year old Ralph is about to become an orphan: he doesn’t have a father and his mother is seriously ill. As a penance for sinful behavior at his Ontario Roman Catholic school’s pool he is assigned to a cross-country running [...]

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Tags: Biographical · Comedy · DVD · Drama · Movies