Ciuleandra (1985)
Movie Release Date 1985
Country USA
Language English
Running Time
Format DVD
Color Color
IMDb Rating 7.8
Cast
Stefan Iordache The Doctor
Gheorghe Cozorici Senator Faranga
Ion Ritiu Puiu Faranga
Anca Nicola Madalina
Crew
Director Sergiu Nicolaescu
Plot
The Director managed to captures perfectly the wild energy of the popular dance (Ciuleandra, hence the title). But unfortunately the acting, or rather the dialogue are unnatural and lack spontaneity. I've read the book and liked it, but the film was quite different. Also, it takes some time until the pieces fall into place and the beginning, despite being "spiced" with eerie dream sequences, is rather boring. In conclusion, this is a very decent movie and, particularly, a beautifully shot one. For those who like handsome movies, it is a must. The fact it was made before the fall of the Communist regime doesn't necessarily means it's aesthetically subdued. Even to modern standard, it's very convincing.
Personal Details
My Rating 0
Seen It Yes
Index 1108
Collection Status In Collection
Links IMDB
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Ciuleandra at Core for Movies
Edition Details
Region Region 1
No. of Discs/Tapes 1