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by Adrian Sitaru


Sitting at the dinner table with his four grown-up children and their partners, widower Victor relishes his role as family patriarch. He holds forth on physics and wine until his son Cosma confronts him with the fact that his name has shown up in historical documents which indicate he denounced women wanting to flaunt the abortion ban in place until 1989. The mood abruptly shifts. Victor defends himself by pointing out that he is, after all, against abortion and that twins Sasha and Romi owe their very lives to this fact – their mother wanted to abort them. Yet when Sasha announces she is pregnant soon afterwards, Victor’s convictions are put to a true test.

international title: Illegitimate
original title: Ilegitim
country: Romania, Poland, France
sales agent: Versatile
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Adrian Sitaru
film run: 85'
release date: FR 8/06/2016, IT 22/03/2018
screenplay: Adrian Sitaru, Alina Grigore
cast: Adrian Titieni, Alina Grigore, Bogdan Albulescu, Mihaela Perianu
cinematography by: Adrian Silisteanu
art director: Elena Manea
producer: Anamaria Antoci
co-producer: Stanisław Dziedzic
production: Domestic Film, Film Produkcja, Damned Films
distributor: Damned Distribution, Lab80
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