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Beyond the Hills

Beyond the Hills

Director: Cristian Mungiu Cast: Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuta

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Overview

A woman determined to rescue her childhood friend from an austere Romanian monastery encounters unexpected resistance in this visually striking drama inspired by the writings of Tatiana Niculescu Bran. As a young orphan, fiery Alina was fiercely protective of the more fragile Voichita. Over time, the two girls became lovers, a chapter of Voichita's life that brought her great shame and guilt. Now, as a nun-in-training, Voichita (Cosmina Stratan) has devoted her life to God. Stern priest Papa (Valeriu Andriuta) is determined to ensure that Voichita and the rest of the women under his watch remain on a righteous path when Alina (Cristina Flutur) shows up on a mission to bring her old friend back to Germany. When Voichita proves reluctant to leave the monastery, Alina decides to remain there in hopes she will eventually change her mind. Meanwhile, Papa has grown convinced that Alina has been possessed by demonic forces, and that it's his divine mission to exorcise her of them.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/22/2018
UPC: 0715515214919
Original Release: 2012
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time: 2:32:00
Sales rank: 1,163

Special Features

New interview with Mungiu The Making of "Beyond the Hills," a documentary from 2013, produced by Mungiu Press conference from the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, featuring Mungiu and actors Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuta, and Dana Tapalaga Deleted scenes Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cosmina Stratan Voichita
Cristina Flutur Alina
Valeriu Andriuta The Priest
Dana Tapalaga Mother Superior
Catalina Harabagiu Nun Antonia
Gina Tandura Nun Iustina
Vica Agache Sister Elisabeta
Nora Covali Nun Pahomia
Dionisie Vitcu Mr. Valerica
Ionut Ghinea Ionut
Liliana Mocanu Mother Elena
Doru Ana Father Nusu
Costache Babii Doctor Solovastru
Luminita Gheorghiu Schoolteacher
Alina Berzunteanu Doctor Radu
Teo Corban Police Inspector
Calin Chirila Policeman
Cristina Cristian Camelia
Tania Popa Female Parishioner
Petronela Grigorescu Doctor Neagu
Radu Zetu Lieutenant
Ion Sapdaru Captain
Diana Ignat Secretary
Liana Petrescu Sister Arcadia
Alexandra Agavriloaiei Sister Eudoxia
Alexandra Apetrei Sister Tatiana
Noemi Gunea Sister Lavrentia
Katia Pascariu Nun Sevastiana
Mara Carutasu Sister Anastasia
Cerasela Iosifescu Doctor D.L.
Ada Barleanu Nurse Gina
Mariana Liurca Nurse Sandra
Gheorghe Ifrim Ambulance Assistant
Mircea Florin Watchman
Marian Adochitei Gabi
Ecaterina Tugulea Head Nurse
Nicoleta Lefter Patient
Adrian Ancuta Man in the Car
Andreena Bosneag Georgiana

Technical Credits
Cristian Mungiu Director,Screenwriter
Oleg Mutu Cinematographer
Mircea Olteanu Editor
Calin Papura Production Designer
Mihaela Poenaru Production Designer
Cristian Tarnovetchi Sound/Sound Designer

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