Ieşirea trenurilor din gară

The Exit of the Trains
On June 29, 1941, the Jewish residents of the city of Iasi were rounded up and beaten, shops and homes were looted, and most of the men were shot or crowded onto trains, where they later died of asphyxiation. While Germans took part in the pogrom, the majority of the perpetrators were Romanian policemen, military officers and civilians. How can a film deal with this crime? Radu Jude and Adrian Cioflâncă have opted for a radical, pared-down approach: their film lists the names of those who died from A to Z, illustrating them with photographs from passports and family albums. Astoundingly sober accounts are heard in voiceover. Through repetition, accumulation and variation, the filmmakers make the scale of the atrocity tangible, allow nuances to emerge and give the number of victims – 13,000 – concrete form, until, at the end, after about two-and-a-half hours, they draw on an entirely different visual register.
by Radu Jude, Adrian Cioflâncă Romania 2020 Romanian 175’ World premiere Documentary form


Written and directed byRadu Jude, Adrian Cioflâncă
CinematographyMarius Panduru
EditingCătălin Cristuțiu
Sound DesignDana Bunescu
SoundDana Bunescu
Assistant DirectorVasile Todinca
ProducersAda Solomon
ProducersCarla Fotea, Radu Jude
Co-productionnomada.solo, Bukarest, Rumänien

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World sales

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Radu Jude

Born in Bucharest, Romania in 1977. He graduated with a degree in Film from Bucharest's Media University in 2003. His debut feature film Cea mai fericită fată din lume, which screened in the Berlinale Forum in 2009, received worldwide attention.


2006 Lampa cu caciula (The Tube with a Hat); 25 min. 2009 Cea mai fericită fată din lume (The Happiest Girl in the World); 100 min., Forum 2009 2011 Film pentru prieteni (A Film for Friends); 58 min. 2012 Toată lumea din familia noastra (Everybody in Our Family); 107 min., Forum 2012 2015 Aferim!; 108 min., Competition 2015 2016 Inimi cicatrizate (Scarred Hearts – Vernarbte Herzen / Scarred Hearts); 141 min. 2017 Țara moartă (Die tote Nation / The Dead Nation); 83 min. 2018 Îmi este indiferent dacă în istorie vom intra ca barbari (Mir ist es egal, wenn wir als Barbaren in die Geschichte eingehen / I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians); 140 min.

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020

Adrian Cioflâncă

Born in Piatra Neamt in 1974. He studied History. His work as a historian is particularly focused on the history of the Holocaust and communism as well as political violence. He is currently director of the Wilhelm Filderman Center for the Study of Jewish History in Romania. Cioflâncă has worked as a consultant for various film and theatre productions. Ieşirea trenurilor din gară is his first film.

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020