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by Lucian Pintilie


The Ukrainian steppe, toward the end of World War II. The German and Romanian troops are retreating in the face of the unstoppable Red Army. In a deserted school, a Romanian military unit has set up its headquarters. It is a desolate place, with broken windows and straw on the ground; it looks more like a stable. In front of maps become useless, the Romanian officers are awaiting disaster. A visit of high-ranking Wehrmacht officers is suddenly announced. Hope is awakened: will they receive new orders? Will they counter-attack?

international title: Tertium non datur
original title: Tertium non datur
country: Romania, France
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Lucian Pintilie
film run: 39'
screenplay: Lucian Pintilie
cast: Victor Rebengiuc, Sorin Leoveanu, Tudor Istodor, Cornel Scripcaru, Bogdan Stanoevici
cinematography by: Silviu Stavilă
film editing: Melania Oproiu
art director: Mihai Ionescu
costumes designer: Viorica Petrovici
producer: Constantin Popescu
production: Filmex Romania, Studio of Cinematographic Creation of the Ministry of Culture and Religion, Bukarest (RO), Pavillon Rouge (FR)
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