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Tales from the Golden Age

The final 15 years of the Ceausescu regime were the worst in Romania's history. Nonetheless, the propaganda machine of that time referred without fail to that period as “the golden age”... Tales from the Golden Age adapts for the screen the most popular urban myths of the period. Comic, bizarre, surprising myths abounded, myths that drew on the often surreal events of everyday life under the communist regime. Humor kept the Romanians alive, and Tales from the Golden Age aims to re-capture the mood of an era during which food was more important than money, freedom more important than love and survival more important than principles. On the occasion of a visit from Ceausescu a country mayor hangs fruit in trees to make sure his village gets noticed. A professional driver decides to open his sealed truck for the first time in his career and discovers the connection between eggs, Easter and marital love. A policeman gets a live pig as gift before Christmas and decides that gas poisoning would be the best way to kill the animal silently amongst his hungry neighbors. In 1980s Romania, Bughi and Crina play Bonnie and Clyde, robbing people of bottled air. These tales, and more, create a panoramic darkly comic vision of Romania's lost "Golden Age." From the creators of 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days.
 
Release Date:August 26, 2011
Genres:Comedy, Social & Cultural
Directed By:Cristian Mungiu, Iona Maria Uricaru, Hanno Höfer, Razvan Marculescu, Constantin Popescu
Produced By:Pascal Caucheteux, Cristian Mungiu, Oleg Mutu
Starring:Alexandru Potocean, Teo Corban, Emanuel Pirvu, Avram Birau
Written By:Cristian Mungiu
Distributed By:Sundance Now
Running Time:150 minutes
Country:Romania
Language:Romanian
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