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by Octav Chelaru


Ecaterina, a high school Religion teacher and wife of the town priest, gets involved with Iuliu, a 16-year-old student with a troubled past. Ecaterina tries to keep him under control, but she loses her own sense of control in this process.

international title: A Higher Law
original title: Balaur
country: Romania, Germany, Suriname
sales agent: Voodoo Films
year: 2022
genre: fiction
directed by: Octav Chelaru
film run: 123'
screenplay: Octav Chelaru
cast: Malina Manovici, Alexandru Papadopol, Sergiu Smerea, Voicu Dumitras, Richard Bovnoczki, Ana Maria Moldovan, Oana Stefanescu, Marian Ralea, Gabriel Spahiu, Codrina Patru
cinematography by: Barbu Balasoiu
film editing: Dragos Apetri
art director: Iulia Negoescu Fulicea
costumes designer: Milica Kolaric
music: Martin Kohlstedt
producer: Radu Stancu
production: deFilm, 42film GmbH, EED// Productions

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