Tales from the Golden Age

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  135 min.
Release Date: May 5, 2010 (limited)
DVD: October 19, 2010

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Cast: Tania Popa, Liliana Mocanu, Smaranda Caragea


The final 15 years of the Ceausescu regime were the worst in Romania's history. Yet the propaganda machine referred to that period as the "the golden age." The film's stories are based on urban myths that provided gossip in the breadlines at the time.

Humor kept Romanians alive. Why are the townsfolk painting trees and scrubbing cows? Why is a photographer doctoring a photo of Ceausescu? What does a driver discover in his truck? Why does a relative bring a live pig for dinner? What kind of scam are Romania's Bonnie and Clyde running? In Romanian with English subtitles.

Director: Cristian Mungiu, Ioana Uricaru, Hanno Hoffer, Razvan Marculescu, Constantin Popescu
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Oleg Mutu, Cristian Mungiu
Screenplay: Cristian Mungiu

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