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PIONEERS' PALACE

by Bobby Păunescu

synopsis

Set in Bucharest after the fall of Ceaușescu, Pioneers' Palace captures the chaotic essence of the time. Based on the director's own experience, the story follows a group of Romanian teenagers who, driven by the unprecedented freedoms of a free-market economy, open a disco in their high school. Surrounded by entrepreneurial opportunity and almost no limits, the teens visit Bucharest’s first-ever brothel and are exposed to the dark underbelly of an unregulated society when they are faced with potential exposure to AIDS.

international title: Pioneers' Palace
original title: Palatul pionierilor
country: Romania
sales agent: Mandragora Movies
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Bobby Păunescu
film run: 82'
screenplay: Bobby Păunescu
cast: Toto Dumitrescu, Mihai Dorobantu, Maria Bata, Dragos Savulescu, Alice Halpert, Alice Peneaca, Doru Ana, Ioana Pavelescu
cinematography by: Viorel Sergovici
film editing: Mircea Olteanu
producer: Bobby Păunescu, Viorel Sergovici, Dragos Savulescu, Mihai Dorobantu, Liu Tee Shu
co-producer: Gilda Conon, Mihai Dorobantu
production: Mandragora Movies, Solar Indie Junction
distributor: Fandango Distribuzione

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