VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

A FOST SAU N-A FOST?

V' 06

A FOST SAU N-A FOST?

12:08 EAST OF BUCHAREST

Corneliu Porumboiu
RO, 2006
Fiction, 89min, OmdU

A FOST SAU N-A FOST?

Corneliu Porumboiu
RO, 2006
Fiction, 89min, OmdU

Actors: 
Mircea Andreescu
Piscoci
Teo Corban
Jderescu
Ion Sapdaru
Manescu
Screenplay: 
Corneliu Porumboiu
Sound: 
Alex Dragomir
Sebastian Zsemlye
Camera: 
Marius Panduru
Editor: 
Roxana Szel
Composer: 
Rotaria
Decoration: 
Daniel Raduta

Production: 
42km Film Str. Costache Marinescu nr. 15 Bukarest, Rumänien T 311 006 837 office@42kmfilm.ro
World Sales: 
The Coproduction Office 24 rue Lamartine 75009 Paris, Frankreich T 1 56 02 60 00 info@thecopro.de
Distribution in Austria: 
Stadtkino Filmverleih Spittelberggasse 3 1070 Wien T 1 522 48 14 office@stadtkinowien.at
Format: 
35 mm
Color

The whole country watched live on television as angry crowds forced Romanian dictator Ceausescu to flee Bucharest by helicopter. In a quiet town east of the capital, sixteen years since this historic day, the owner of the local TV station invites two guests to share their moments of revolutionary glory. One is an old retiree and parttime Santa Claus, the other a history teacher who has just devoted his entire salary to his drinking debts. Together they will remember the day when they stormed their town hall calling «Down with Ceausescu». But phone-in viewers dispute the claims of the heroes, who may have been boozing in the bar or making Christmas preparations rather than rebelling in the streets.