The Way I Spent the End of the World

The Way I Spent the End of the World

Dorothea Petrie
Director: Catalin Mitulescu Cast: Dorothea Petrie
Dorothea Petrie
, Timotei Duma
Timotei Duma
, Ionut Becheru
Ionut Becheru
Catalin Mitulescu


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A Romanian schoolgirl finds her life forever changed when she accidentally knocks over a bust of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu in director Catalin Mitulescu's tragi-comic coming-of-age tale. The year is 1989, and the suffocating grip of despot Ceausescu is slowly loosening as the result of rising civil unrest. After pretty Eva (Dorothea Petrie) and her rebellious boyfriend Alex (Ionut Becheru) inadvertently send a statue of Ceausescu tumbling to the ground, she is exiled to a bleak reformatory institution while he is let off with a stern warning due to his father's strong Communist party ties. It is at her new school that Eva makes the acquaintance of the disarmingly disobedient Andrei (Cristian Vararu), a boy whose dissident parents are nowhere to be found. As Andrei and Eva hatch a daring plan to swim to freedom across the Danube, Eva's deeply embittered seven-year-old brother Lalalilu (Timotei Duma) conspires with his two best friends (Marius Stan and Marian Stoica) to assassinate the notoriously brutal Ceausescu during a national celebration in which the three youngsters are set to sing in a children's choir.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/04/2007
UPC: 0616892910824
Original Release: 2006
Rating: NR
Source: Film Movement
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:46:00
Sales rank: 51,362

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dorothea Petrie Eva
Timotei Duma Lalalilu
Ionut Becheru Alex
Cristian Vararu Andrei
Marius Stan Tarzan
Marian Stoica Silvica
Mircea Diaconu Eva's Father
Carmen Ungereanu Eva's Mother
Grigoire Gonta Ceausica
Nicolae Praida Titi
Jean Constantin Florica
Cornelie Tigancu Bulba
Valentin Popescu Music Professor
Florin Zamfirescu School Director
Sergiu Anghel Headmaster of a school
Monalisa Basarab Choir Teacher
Anca Alvirescu Nucu's wife
Cristian Nicolae Nucu
Oxana Moravec Form master
Sorin Dinculescu Panait teacher
Vera Linguraru Tarzan's mother

Technical Credits
Catalin Mitulescu Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Alexander Balanescu Score Composer
Raffaele Donato Associate Producer
Nolwenn Goupil Makeup
Lee In-Ah Producer
Cristina Ionescu Editor
Philippe Martin Producer
Daniel Mitulescu Producer
Yves-Marie Omnes Sound/Sound Designer
Marius Panduru Cinematographer
Ana Plesea Costumes/Costume Designer
Daniel Raduta Production Designer
Monica Raduta Costumes/Costume Designer
Martin Scorsese Associate Producer,Executive Producer
Emil Slotea Casting
Stéphane Thiébaut Sound/Sound Designer
David Thion Producer
Andreea Valean Associate Producer,Screenwriter
Wim Wenders Associate Producer,Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Way I Spent the End of the World
1. Baby Teeth [9:25]
2. Exclusion [7:28]
3. Effieciency [9:25]
4. Titi's [7:55]
5. We Are Romanian [9:59]
6. Ambitious Project [8:20]
7. Leaving [11:05]
8. Back to School [7:44]
9. My Room [12:07]
10. Free at Last [6:56]
11. Happiness and Health [6:58]
12. Credits [3:27]

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