BALANŢA THE OAK

Stubborn Nela, daughter of a former intelligence service officer, moves from Bucharest out into the countryside after her father’s death, where she becomes friends with the rebellious doctor Milica. The two become lovers and together defy the absurdities and horrors of the final days of communist Romania, while trying to defend their dignity. In this sarcastic vision of the Ceauşescu regime’s inhumanity, Pintilie translates the original breathless narrative of the Ion Băieșu novel upon which it is based into grippingly paced cinema. His film is loaded with emotion, graced with darkest gallows humour and virtually screaming for freedom.
Trailer
präsentiert von:

Romania, France 1992
105 min, Other, colour


Romanian
OV with English Subs

Screenplay

Lucian Pintilie

Cast

Maia Morgenstern
Razvan Vasilescu
Victor Rebengiuc
Dorel Visan

Producer(s)

Sylvain Bursztejn
Lucian Pintilie
Eliane Stutterheim

Production

MK2 Productions
Parnasse Production
Scarabee Films
Studio of Cinematographic Creation of the Romanian Ministry of Culture

Co-Production

La Sept Cinema

Cinematographer

Doru Mitran

Editor

Victoriţa Nae

Sound

Andrei Papp
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