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12:08 East of Bucarest

12:08 East of Bucarest

by Corneliu Porumboiu

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Little miseries and big questions

Review - 12:08 East of Bucarest

Little miseries and big questions

In his depiction of a small Romanian town and its inhabitants, Corneliu Porumboiu has made an appealing, farcical, tender, deep and philosophical comedy 

Talking 'bout a revolution

Interview: Corneliu Porumboiu • Director

Talking 'bout a revolution

"My film is on marginalisation, on that which took place in the small towns of my country the day everything changed" 

Romania, Europe

Interview: Daniel Burlac • Producer

Romania, Europe





international title: 12:08 East of Bucharest
original title: A fost sau n-a fost?
country: Romania
sales agent: Coproduction Office
year: 2006
directed by: Corneliu Porumboiu
screenplay: Corneliu Porumboiu
cast: Mircea Andreescu, Teo Corban, Ion Sapdaru

main awards/selection

EFA 2006selection
Cannes 2006Directors' Fortnight (selection), Caméra d'Or, Label Europa Cinémas

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