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Summary: Alina and Voichita have been friends since their orphanage days. And they have been lovers since they became sexually mature. But despite their oath of mutual fidelity, Alina, who could not bear poverty any more, emigrated to Germany where she became a barmaid. Now she just could not take the estrangement from Alina and today she is back to Moldavia with a view to taking Voichita along with her to Germany. The only trouble is that in the meantime her girlfriend has betrayed her in falling in love with... God! Voichita indeed now lives in a convent where she plans to make vows. The priest agrees, if somewhat reluctantly, to accommodate Alina before their (hypothetical) departure. He sees all too well that not only is the young woman materialistic but hostile and troublesome as well...
Runtime: 150 min
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Production: Canal+
Genre: Drama
Countries: France, Romania, Belgium
Language: Romanian
Director Credit
Cristian Mungiu Director
Writer Credit
Cristian Mungiu Screenplay
Tatiana Niculescu Bran Inspired By Non-Fiction Novels Of
Principal Cast Credit
Cosmina Stratan Voichita
Cristina Flutur Alina
Dana Tapalaga Mother Superior
Valeriu Andriuta Priest
Cast Credit
Alina Berzunteanu Doctor Radu
Catalina Harabagiu Antonia
Costache Babii Doctor Solovastru
Dionisie Vitcu Mr. Valerica
Doru Ana Father Nusu
Gina Tandura Nun Iustina
Ionut Ghinea Ionut
Liliana Mocanu Mother Elena
Luminita Gheorghiu Schoolteacher
Nora Covali Nun Pahomia
Vica Agache Nun Elisabeta
Producer Credit
Bobby Paunescu Co-Producer
Cristian Mungiu Producer
Grégoire Sorlat Co-Producer
Jean-Pierre Dardenne Co-Producer
Luc Dardenne Co-Producer
Pascal Caucheteux Co-Producer
Tudor Reu Line Producer
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