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A FAREWELL TO FOOLS

by Bogdan Dreyer

synopsis

Ipu is best friends with Alex, one of the kids in the village, and they spend their time fishing and playing war games. Actually, Ipu is French and his real name is Theodore: he was left behind by the French army at the end of World War I, being found almost dead and with no memories of his former life by the priest Ioan (Keitel). Now it’s time for Theodore to save the priest’s life: when a German soldier is killed in the village and a German commander threatens that the most prominent ten members of the community will be sentenced to death if they don't turn in the killer, Ipu is asked to sacrifice himself for the sake of others.

international title: A Farewell to Fools
original title: A Farewell to Fools
country: Romania, Germany, Belgium
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Bogdan Dreyer
release date: RO 15/03/2013
screenplay: Anusavan Salamanian
cast: Gérard Depardieu, Harvey Keitel, Laura Morante, Bogdan Iancu, Alexandru Bindea, Nicodim Ungureanu, Gheorghe Visu
cinematography by: Richard Van Oosterhout
film editing: Philippe Ravoet
art director: Calin Papura, Anette Reuther
costumes designer: Nathalie Leborgne
music: Joris Van den Hauwe
producer: Daniel Zuta
co-producer: Tomas Leyers, Guy Van Baelen, Wilfried van Baelen
production: Family Film Production, Daniel Zuta Filmproduktion, Minds Meet
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