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Why Are the Bells Ringing, Mitica?

Original title
De ce trag clopotele, Mitica? (Why Are the Bells Ringing, Mitica?)
Year
Running time
119 min.
Country
Romania Romania
Director
Screenwriter
Lucian Pintilie (Work: Ion Luca Caragiale)
Cinematography
Florin Mihailescu
Cast
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Producer
Casa de Filme Cinci / Casa de Filme Unu
Genre
Comedy. Drama
Synopsis / Plot
Based on a theatrical text by Romanian writer Ion Luca Caragiale (1852-1912), who was a bitter and funny witness of the turn-of-the-20th-century Romanian bourgeois mores, Carnival Scenes manages to preserve and further enhance the slightly hysteric atmosphere of his plays. Pintilie creates a strange combination of carnival scenes which is brought to the screen as a burlesque, fast-paced, screwball comedy with a meditative undertone. This film was banned in Romania for a decade until the death of Ceausescu in 1989 and was only released after the 1989 revolution.
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