ROMANIA | 140 minutes | 2016

Inspired by the eponymous autobiographical novel by Max Blecher, who died at the age of 29 after ten years of suffering. In a sanatorium on the shores of the Black Sea, a young Romanian man with osteo-articular tuberculosis lives bedridden for years on end, trapped in a plaster corset. The love and hope inspired by Solange, a former patient who has recovered fully, his reflections on mortality, and his interactions with other patients form a self-contained, poignant, promise-laden world. The power of the psyche in the face of physical deterioration, and large doses of anti-Semitism give the film philosophical and political depth.

Prix spécial du Jury - Locarno 2016


Wednesday October 12, 2016

Program #167
Cinéma du Parc 1

Sunday October 16, 2016

Program #294
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 17

Radu Jude

No biography

distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Radu Jude
  • Cast Lucian Teodor Rus, Ivana Mladenovic, Ilinca Harnut, Bogdan Cotlet


  • Beta Cinema GmbH
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