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PAPER WILL BE BLUE, THE

Romania, 2007 (MIFF 2008, Romanian Wave)

Director: Radu Muntean

“My mother's home and she'll confirm this, I'm not a terrorist.”

On 22 December, 1989 Nicolae Ceausescu's 24-year communist dictatorship came to an end; what happened next is anyone's guess. The military coup and insurrection leaves everyone guessing as to who is running the country, exposing the comic absurdity of a situation where nobody is sure exactly who is fighting who.

Inspired by actual events, The Paper Will Be Blue follows a night of chaos and turmoil on the streets of a Bucharest suburb, where a group of National Guard militia are assigned to keep the peace as everything falls apart.

“Adeptly blends docudrama realism and wryly observed humor, while offering yet another intimate-scaled, off-center examination of the impact of 1989.” - Variety

Director Radu Muntean's film Boogie is also screening in the Romanian Wave program.


D Radu Muntean P Dragos Vilcu S Radu Muntean, Alex Balaci, Razvan Radulescu L Romanian w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2007/95mins

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