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12:08 East of Bucharest

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Original title
A fost sau n-a fost? (12:08 East of Bucharest)
Running time
89 min.
Romania Romania
Corneliu Porumboiu
George Dascalescu, Marius Panduru
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42 Km Film
Comedy. Drama | Comedy-Drama. Christmas
Synopsis / Plot
Its the 22nd of December. 16 years have passed since the revolution and in a small town Christmas is about to come. Piscoci, an old retired man is preparing for another Christmas alone. Manescu, the history teacher tries to keep up with his debts. Jderescu, the owner of a local television post, seems to not be so interested in the upcoming holidays. For him, the time to face history has come. Along with Manescu and Piscoci he is trying to answer himself to a question which for 16 years doesn't have an answer : "Was it or wasn't it a revolution in their town?"
2006: Cannes Film Festival: Camera D'or Award
2006: Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
2007: European Film Awards: Nominated for Audience Award
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