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The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu (2010)

Nicolae Ceausescu , Andrei Ujica  |  NR |  DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Nicolae Ceausescu
  • Directors: Andrei Ujica
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Black & White, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Surround Sound, Widescreen
  • Language: Romanian
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Kino Lorber films
  • DVD Release Date: July 2, 2013
  • Run Time: 180 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00CBVWX56
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #204,642 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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'CRITIC'S PICK'... Brilliant... A cinematic tour de force. --The New York Times

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During the summary trial that he and his wife were submitted to, Nicolae Ceausescu is reviewing his long reign in power: 1965-1989. From a formal point of view, The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu proves that it is possible to only use existing images to yield films focused on recent history, yet with an epic vein similar to that of the historical fiction cinema. This is an eminently syntactic endeavor, where montage plays a twofold part: mise-en-scene, as it builds scenes that do not exist as such in the rushes, and classical editing, connecting scenes together. In Romanian with English subtitles

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5.0 out of 5 stars outstanding November 10, 2013
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This is the best documentary movie about "Ceausescu era" I've ever seen. I lived 21 years of that period and I can promise you that the movie reflects very accurate what I witnessed
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it May 4, 2014
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wonderful film!
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5.0 out of 5 stars a masterpiece of film making. January 20, 2014
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the idea is so original. The editing is masterful! Poor Nicolae is hung on his own Petard. The lady was a horror.
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3.0 out of 5 stars "Exhausting to Watch" July 10, 2013
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This is an extremely long 3-hour subtitled documentary that is, quite frankly, exhausting to watch. The problem being that the film is redundant in many ways--with an unending stretch of propaganda parades, adoring crowds, political speeches, visiting dignitaries, parliamentary proceedings, etc. Most disappointing is the absence of Ceausescu's final speech and harangue--an historic event that turned the crowd and the country against him. Crucial battle scenes and execution details are also omitted. Looking back, the most exciting depiction was that of a rebellious Party member who dared to criticize Ceausescu in front of a huge Party Congress. In general, you may want to play this film at fast-forward speed to get to the scenes that interest you the most.
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