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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamuelCristea

Romanian Movies?

Buna! I was wondering if you guys have seen any good Romanian Movies that I should watch? I haven't seen any movies in Romanian and was hoping you guys can give some suggestions. I feel like if I start watching some movies in Romanian it'll help me with my learning process.

I'm looking for movies that would be entertaining to watch, like comedies or action films. I heard of a comedy movie called, "Uncle Marin, the Billionaire" which is supposably in Romanian. I also heard a movie called, "Philanthropy" but I haven't seen it. Are these good movies and if you guys have any other suggestions please feel free to write them down!

I also am looking for movies that are in English but have Romanian dialogue. For instance, I was watching a movie called, "Spectral" and surprisingly enough the movie takes place in Moldova and there was some Romanian dialogue. (It's a good movie you guys should watch it) Another example is from the movie, "Captain America: Civil War", where a scene takes place in Romania and Sebastian Stan speaks a few words in Romanian.

You can even put movies with Romanian characters! Like if the actor plays a Romanian person or something. You can even put TV series in Romanian!

I hope you guys will enjoy writing down movies that you've seen that are good and professional! Thanks. :)

June 14, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/odt5
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I don't know if I'll be able to recommend anything 'fun' like action movies or comedies, but I know of some cool stuff. Check out the Youtube channel "Cinepub", they have a lot of good quality full-length movies, documentaries, and short films. Basically all Romanian and Moldovan.

Some other movies I can recommend are:

Politist, Adjectiv; Eu Când Vreau să Fluier, Fluier; Dupa-Amiaza unui Torturier

And I'll second 4 Luni 3 Saptamani si 2 Zile and Moartea Domnului Lazarescu.

Also, the documentary "Children Underground" is super sad and horrifying but it's worth seeing, it's about orphaned children who lived (/live?) in the subway tunnels of Bucharest.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Adriana249464

Watch "Tales From The Golden Age" :) You can buy it on Amazon and it has English subtitles, which is super nice for people learning a language when they come across a word they don't know.

It is essentially a comedy compilation of mini stories that take place in Romania circa 1980


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patrick.-

What about Bram Stoker's Dracula? If you did not know, Transylvania is an actual region in Romania, And Dracula is the nickname of one of the greatest Romanian Kings, Vlad the Impaler.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/odt5
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I may be mistaken, but I'm pretty sure that this and most (if not all) other versions of Dracula have basically zero historical or cultural information of worth to offer about Romania. I doubt that any of them contain any dialogue in Romanian whatsoever, either.

I've been to Transylvania, and while you do see some touristy Dracula-related stuff there, the average Transylvanian seems to find the Dracula thing and the stereotypes surrounding it to be irritating and not much else. It draws prurient people in, based on a fake, sensationalized history and a largely inorganic myth. To Transylvanians who care deeply about their home and its history, it's at least disappointing when all most people know about it is "oh Transylvania, that's the scary vampire place right?".

I don't mean to say that people shouldn't watch these movies, but you probably shouldn't expect a very culturally enlightening experience from it.

Also calling Vlad the Impaler a great king is a bit like calling Pol Pot or Kim Il Sung a great leader. "Romania's most brutal, monstrous tyrant" would be more accurate, Ceaușescu notwithstanding.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamuelCristea

That sounds cool, I was expecting movies of Dracula! I will defiantly watch it. Thank you XD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sie00

4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days), is a work of art. It is the most moving movie I ever saw and the only one I felt physically sick after. I can't remember so well but I remember that I enjoyed a quite unique movie called Moartea domnului Lãzãrescu (The Death of Mr. Lazarescu).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamuelCristea

Thank you so much! I will consider watching these movies sometime this week.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sie00

No problem, you're welcome. They're quite famous so you should find easily enough, enjoy, have fun.

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