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by Calin Peter Netzer


One cold evening in March, Barbu is tearing down the streets 50 kilometres per hour over the speed limit when he knocks down a child. The boy dies shortly after the accident. A prison sentence of between three and fifteen years awaits. High time for his mother, Cornelia, to intervene. A trained architect and member of Romania’s upper class, who graces her bookshelves with unread Herta Müller novels and is fond of flashing her purse full of credit cards, she commences her campaign to save her lethargic, languishing son. Bribes, she hopes, will persuade the witnesses to give false statements. Even the parents of the dead child might be appeased by some cash.

international title: Child's Pose
original title: Pozitia copilului
country: Romania
sales agent: Beta Cinema
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Calin Peter Netzer
film run: 112'
release date: RO 08/03/2013, DE 23/05/2013, CZ 12/09/2013, IT 13/06/2013, SK 12/09/2013, DK 26/09/2013, GR 17/10/2013, HU 24/10/2013, GB 01/11/2013, PL 06/12/2013, ES 20/12/2013, FR 15/01/2014
screenplay: Calin Peter Netzer, Razvan Radulescu
cast: Vlad Ivanov, Luminita Gheorghiu, Bogdan Dumitrache, Florin Zamfirescu
cinematography by: Andrei Butică
film editing: Dana Lucreția Bunescu
art director: Mălina Ionescu
costumes designer: Irina Marinescu
producer: Calin Peter Netzer, Ada Solomon
co-producer: Oana Giurgiu
production: Parada Film, Hai-Hui Entertainment
backing: Media Programme
distributor: Parada Film Srl, X Verleih, Teodora Film, Sophie Dulac Distribution, Film Europe, Film Europe s.r.o.
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main awards/selection

Berlinale 2013 Golden Bear for Best Film
Sydney Film Festival 2013 
Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2013 
Taipei Film Festival 2013 
Toronto International Film Festival 2013 
Film by the Sea Film Festival 2013 
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2013 
Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur 2013 
London Film Festival 2013 
São Paulo International Film Festival 2013 
Stockholm International Film Festival 2013 
New York City, New York 2013 

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