- Original title
- Running time
- 97 min.
Calin Peter Netzer, Gordan Mihic
Drama | Based On A True Story. Prostitution. Alcoholism
- Synopsis / Plot
- A bleak realist drama based on the true story of working-class Romanian woman Maria Tiranesi struggling to make the transition to a market economy. Played by theatrical stage actress Diana Dumbrava, Maria is a pregnant mother of six with an abusive alcoholic husband (Serban Ionescu). After he gets arrested and skips town, she is left alone with nowhere to go. Refusing an offer of a lot of money for her newborn child, Maria eventually turns to prostitution.
: European Film Awards: Nominated to Best Actress (Diana Dumbrava)
: Locarno Film Festival: 4 Awards, including Special Prize of the Jury, Actor & Actress
: Chicago Film Festival: Official Selection
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