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Romania, 2008 (MIFF 2008, Romanian Wave)

Director: Radu Muntean


"Drinking, smoking and whoring ain't what they used to be." - Variety

Happily settled with his wife Smaranda (Anamaria Marinca of 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days) and their 4-year-old son, 30-something Bogdan takes them on a mini-holiday to a sleepy seaside resort. Things go off course however when he runs into his old school buddies Sorin and Vali, who know him only as ‘Boogie', the hard-drinking party boy of their teens.

After staying out too late Bogdan gets on Smaranda's bad side and storms off in a huff, back to the boys of his youth. But it's not long before the trio realise that things aren't what they used to be.

Director Radu Muntean's film The Paper Will Be Blue is also screening as part of the Romanian Wave program.

D Radu Muntean P Dragos Vilcu S Alex Baciu WS Maximum Films L Romanian w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2008/102mins

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