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The final fifteen years of the Ceausescu regime were the worst in Romania's history. Nonetheless, the propaganda machine of that time relentlessly referred to that period as the country s golden age. Using the moniker as a starting point, Tales from the Golden Age spins the most popular, comic and bizarre urban legends from that harrowing period into a hilariously surreal omnibus film.
Acclaimed director Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days) wrote the scripts and commissioned the most talented young Romanian filmmakers to collaborate with him, including Razvan Marculescu (co-writer of The Death of Mr. Lazarescu and Tuesday, After Christmas) and Constantin Popescu (Portrait of the Fighter As a Young Man). With wit and style to spare, Tales perfectly re-captures the mood of a nation trying to survive under the twisted logic of a brutal dictatorship. It was an era when food was more important than money, freedom more important than love and survival more important than principles.
Very interesting (the first two being very funny) short stories with subtitles for us english only speaking folks. I especially enjoyed the first 2 movies. Read morePublished on December 28, 2012 by ahiker4u
First two stories are totally uninteresting, but the others have some funny moments. Of course, one should keep in mind that these are urban legends, some of the things portrayed... Read morePublished on January 31, 2011 by Tudval