A film by Lucian Pintilie

Cast : Maia Morgenstern, Razvan Vasilescu

1992 / drama / original title : BALANTA / 105’ / Color / status : completed / long feature-film / French and International catalog

Apocalypse is now in this edgy, extravagant and savagely funny depiction of Romania in the last stages of Ceausescu’s monstruous Communist dictatorship. The beautiful and recklessly defiant Nela, whose secret police father has just died, sets off into the desolate countryside with the father’s ashes in a coffee jar. When she arrives at a run-down, overcrowded hospital, Nela embarks on a makeshift love affair with a brilliant, rude and irreverent doctor.

The film THE OAK (Balanta) (1992), co-production Romania-France, directed by Lucian Pintilie is the first Romanian film restored in 4K digital format by BRD – Groupe Société Générale and Fundația9, in partnership with French co-producer mk2, which handles World sales.


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