Comedy - 104min
Saturday, April 9, 2005 @ 7pm
Room 10-250, MIT Campus (directions)
$3 - tickets at the door
E pericoloso sporgersi
a.k.a. Sundays on Leave
Nae Caranfil, Anton Suteu
Nathalie Bonnifay, Costel Cascaval, George Alexandru, Marius Stanescu, Coca Bloos, Florin Calinescu, Marius Florea
Nae Caranfil's first film offers an ironic, witty and incredibly accurate image of Romania during the last years of Communism. The film is an intriguing and humorous story of three Romanians whose lives are revealed to be strongly intertwined as the film progresses. The story is retold from the perspective of each one of them in three separate sections: "The Student," "The Actor," and "The [Conscript] Soldier"). Hence, the movie has a "polyphonic" structure, similar to the later (and more circulated) "Pulp Fiction" (Quentin Tarantino) and "Before the Rain" (Milcho Manchevski). Caranfil's talent for recognizing humor and humanity in the extremly grim circumstances of those years - which is so prominent in his later works (i.e., "Asfalt Tango" and "Filantropica") - is evident here as well. If you enjoyed "Filantropica", you'll love "E pericoloso sporgersi"!
Critics' Award - Montpellier 1993;
"Quinzaine des Realisateurs" - Cannes 1993
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