Un etaj mai jos

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Un etaj mai jos

One Floor Below

Radu Muntean
RO/F/D/S, 2015
Fiction, 93min, OmeU

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Un etaj mai jos

Radu Muntean
RO/F/D/S, 2015
Fiction, 93min, OmeU

Cast: 
Teodor Corban
Sandu Patrascu
Iulian Postelnicu
Vali Dima
Oxana Moravec
Olga Patrascu
Screenplay: 
Alexandru Baciu
Radu Muntean
Razvan Radulescu
Sound: 
Andre Rigaut
Camera: 
Tudor Lucaciu
Editor: 
Alexandru Radu
Composer: 
Electric Brother
Decoration: 
Sorin Dima

Production: 
Multi Media Est
Les Films de l’Après-Midi
NeueMediopolis Filmproduktion
Bleck Film & TV AB
World Sales: 
Films Boutique
Format: 
DCP
Color

After being the sole unfortunate witness to a domestic quarrel that ends up in murder, Sandu Patrascu finds himself at odds with two very close neighbors: one is the bizarre murderer. The other is his very own conscience. “Radu Muntean and his co-scripters are never explicit about what Patrascu is thinking (this wouldn’t be a Romanian film if they were): Is he protecting his family? Himself? An undercurrent of so much of new Romanian cinema has been the need to strip bare how people treat each other as fellow human beings, a theme that ONE FLOOR BELOW subtly examines not via the murder, but through Sandu’s lack of a sense of the common good: Keep your head down, don’t get involved – a message hardly limited to one Balkan nation.” (Jay Weissberg)

In the presence of Radu Muntean.