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by Nae Caranfil


Bucharest, 1911. Grigore Ursaru, a nineteen year old actor thrilled with the emergence of the cinema, decides to become a director and make The War of Independence, a reconstruction of the 1877 struggle between the Romanians, Russians, and the Turks, which led to Romania achieving its independence. To realise this highly ambitious project to make «the longest film ever produced» and «to conquer the world», he wages an ideological, political and familial campaign to prove cinema has a promising future and is about to become an art in its own right. In an unequal yet ever changing society with extremes of poverty and opulence, his project is continually held up both by the local authorities and the big production companies like Gammoned. Constantly feuding with his father and in love with a frivolous and mercurial woman, the persistent young man does not however let his emotions get in the way of his dream.

international title: The Rest is Silence
original title: Restul e tacere
country: Romania
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Nae Caranfil
release date: RO 07/03/2008
screenplay: Nae Caranfil
cast: Marius Florea Vizante, Silviu Biris, Sandu Mihai Gruia, Alexandru Hasnas, Nicu Mihoc, Vlad Zamfirescu, Valentin Popescu
cinematography by: Marius Panduru, George Dascalescu
film editing: Dan Nanoveanu
art director: Calin Papura
costumes designer: Doina Levinta
producer: Cristian Comeaga
production: Domino Film


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Locarno 2007 International Competition

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