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The Ukrainian steppe, toward the end of World War II. The German and Romanian troops are retreating in the face of the unstoppable Red Army. In a desert­ed school, a Romanian military unit has set up its headquarters. It is a desolate place, with broken windows and straw on the ground; it looks more like a stable. In front of maps become useless, the Romanian officers are awaiting disaster. A visit of high-ranking Wehrmacht officers is suddenly announced. Hope is awakened: will they receive new orders? Will they counter-attack? Will the chaos of the retreat end? But disappointment comes quickly: the German guests, a general and a major, have no specific assignment, and they do not clear anything up; it is more of a social affair, an opportunity for another party.

Production: Filmex România, Studio of Cinematographic Creation of the Ministry of Culture and Religion, Bukarest; Pavillon Rouge, Paris

World Sales: Filmex România

Cinematographer: Silviu Stavilă

Cast: Victor Rebengiuc, Sorin Leoveanu, Tudor Istodor

Format, screen ratio: 35mm, 1:1.85, Color

Running time: 39 minutes, 25 frames/sec.

Languages: Romanian, French, German

Visul lui Liviu

Corneliu Porumboiu

Rumänien 2004

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"A comic parable on the integration of the bottom-of-the pile, complex-ridden paupers into that fiction provisionally entitled Europe." Lucian Pintilie "In Liviu's Dream I wanted to describe a world stuck in a never-ending period of transition, a world that repeats the mistakes made in the past. Liviu, the main character, is a young man who lives with the fear of the past. He despises his father for the wrong decisions he made, decisions that determined his destiny. Inevitably, this fear makes him repeat his father's mistakes." Corneliu Porumboiu

Production: MDV Films, Bukarest

Screenplay: Corneliu Porumboiu

Cinematographer: Marius Panduru

Cast: Dragoş Bucur, Luiza Cocora, Constantin Diţa

Format, screen ratio: 35mm, 1:1.85, Color

Running time: 39 minutes, 25 frames/sec.

Language: Romanian

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