BV McCann-Erickson, HBO Romania, Mindshare Media,

Dragos Bucur, Maria Popistasu, Mimi Branescu, Mirela Oprisor, Victor Rebengiuc

Paul (Mimi Branescu) is torn between two lovers. His wife, Adriana (Mirela Oprisor), and Paul have been married for ten years. But for the last few months Paul frequently visits his mistress Raluca (Maria Popistasu) with whom he’s also very much in love. As Christmas is coming, Paul must decide between the two and suffer the consequences.

This is a Romanian film by director Radu Muntean. It’s a very stark view at the affects of adultery on all parties involved including Paul and Adriana’s little girl Mara. It has excellent character development, and the scene between Paul and his wife when he tells her the truth is very realistic. It’s hard to watch, the realism is so strong, but it is a very well made foreign film. You’ll have to watch with subtitles, but if that doesn’t bother you, you’ll find this a very decent drama and a story of a dissolving family. No matter what happens, things will be different for everyone. Some have criticized this film as being slow paced, but I think that it’s actually much better for taking a slow, long look at each of the players. It’s well done in many ways, and for a foreign film, very worthwhile watching the film in subtitles and getting into the lives of the characters. This is a well done dramatic work and one I enjoyed watching.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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