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De ce eu?

Why me?


Mihai Constantin (Actor), Andreea Vasile (ActressSchauspielerin), Emilian Oprea (Actor), Oana Giurgiu (Producer), Tudor Giurgiu (Director, Screenwriter)
Moderation: Nikolaj Nikitin

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The young and ambitious prosecutor Christian is surprised to be assigned a sensitive case involving an older colleague who has been accused of corruption. A case that could have been a springboard for his career turns out to have the opposite effect. The accused asserts his innocence, but Christian's superiors force him to bring the man to trial – even without evidence. The prosecutor's efforts to bring truth to light leads him to discover a major plot. The case is taken away from him; he is suspended and effectively silenced. The system hits back with a vengeance and pulls the rug from beneath the young man's feet.
Tudor Giugiu took part in Panorama in 2006 with his directorial debut Love Sick. The protagonist in his new work is one of those who have made something of their lives; he could partake of the boom in post-Communist Romania suggested in the film. But at what cost? Giurgiu's radical, bitter vision describes a country in turmoil; he also shows how state omnipotence ensues when corrupt lawmakers and executive powers cover for each other. The individual must choose between retreating into his private life and civil disobedience – and run the risk of going under.

Romania / Bulgaria / Hungary 2014, 130 min


Tudor Giurgiu


Emilian Oprea
Mihai Constantin
Andreea Vasile
Dan Condurache
Liviu Pintileasa
Mihai Smarandache
Alin Florea
Lucretia Mandric
Sore Mihalache
Ionut Caras

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