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Directed by Nae Caranfil

Romania 2017 116 mins. In Romanian

When an earthquake hits Bucharest, Tony, an actor, and his wife are shaken out of their sleep, amplifying Tony’s anxiety about moving to an apartment that is not earthquake-proof. No one takes his seismic paranoia seriously, including his depressed and insanely jealous wife, or his manipulative father, who has just shown up after being absent since he was five. And if all this was were not enough, he’s on stage singing Orpheus, regularly following his beloved Eurydice into another hell. Caranfil’s musical satire takes aim at Romanian society and phobias with comic zeal rather than the heralded minimalism of the film’s producer, Cristian Mungiu (Graduation; 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days). In Romanian with English subtitles.

Filmography: The Rest is Silence (2007), Philanthropy (2002)



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