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  • Summary: Ovidiu, a young man who runs his own business selling snacks and soft drinks out of his parents' apartment, wants to expand and buy a kiosk, but he doesn't have the "dough." A local mafioso offers him an impressive amount of money for an apparently simple job: he has to take a bag to Bucharest to a specific address. It seems, however, that the bag contains some "stuff" that concerns other people, too. Convinced at first that he has sold only his services, Ovidiu will understand that he has in fact sold his soul. (Mitropoulos Films) Expand
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  1. 80
    The brilliance of Stuff and Dough is that it wraps this powerful, disturbing drama in an anecdote from ordinary life. As is often the case in recent Romanian movies, the acting is so accomplished as to be invisible.
  2. 80
    It's a terrific little movie, gritty, real, ironic, ruthless and deeply humane.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    Dryly funny, deceptively simple road movie that quietly reveals the state of contemporary Romanian life.
  4. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    Puiu seems content to embrace the dynamism of youth and possibility; if "Lazarescu" was a movie of dead ends, Stuff and Dough is one, quite literally, of open roads.
  5. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    There's no question of the mood Puiu means to capture, the sullen anomie of a rootless generation, but too often, he's just spinning his wheels.
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