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Hadrian Marcu about to shoot A Decent Man in Romania

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- The drama about a drilling engineer dealing with the aftermath of a workplace accident is a Romanian-Polish co-production

Hadrian Marcu about to shoot A Decent Man in Romania
Director Hadrian Marcu

Romanian writer-director Hadrian Marcu is set to start shooting his feature debut on location in Romania later this month. A Decent Man (original title: Un om la locul lui, working title: Shadow & Dream) follows thirty-something Petru, who works as a drilling engineer in a closed and remote community of oil workers. He leads a double life – he lives with his girlfriend but has an affair with a colleague. When the latter loses her leg in a workplace accident, Petru’s life starts to get complicated.

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Marcu, who also wrote the script, based on the Romanian novel Firesc, is an accomplished short-film director. Adrian Silisteanu (Adrian Sitaru’s Illegitimate [+see also:
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) will lens the film. It stars Bogdan Dumitrache (Cristi Puiu’s Sieranevada [+see also:
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and Calin Peter Netzer’s Child’s Pose [+see also:
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), Adrian Titieni (Calin Peter Netzer’s Ana, Mon Amour [+see also:
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, Cristian Mungiu’s Graduation [+see also:
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), Ada Gales and Madalina Constantin (Fanny Ardant’s Ashes and Blood [+see also:
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). A Decent Man is being produced by Anamaria Antoci through her company 4 Proof Film, and is being co-produced by Klaudia Śmieja and Beata Rzeźniczak (of Polish outfit Madants). Both Antoci and Śmieja participated in the Cannes Producers on the Move programme in 2016, and they previously worked together on Illegitimate, which premiered in the Berlinale Forum in 2016 and has since screened at a host of European festivals.

Madants, founded in 2015, is one of Poland’s leading companies working on the international scene. Its filmography includes Sofia Exarchou’s Park [+see also:
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, Babis MakridisPity [+see also:
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and Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson’s Under the Tree [+see also:
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. It is also currently working on Claire DenisHigh Life.

A Decent Man received financial support from the Romanian Film Centre and is set for a 2018 release. The international rights are available.

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