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Philanthropy (2002)

Filantropica (original title)
Ovidiu, a high-school teacher looking for an extra buck, finds an unexpected way to earn easy money.

Director:

Nae Caranfil

Writer:

Nae Caranfil
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mircea Diaconu ... Ovidiu Gorea
Gheorghe Dinica ... Pavel Puiut
Mara Nicolescu Mara Nicolescu ... Miruna
Viorica Voda Viorica Voda ... Diana Dobrovicescu
Marius Florea Vizante ... Simpaticul
Florin Zamfirescu Florin Zamfirescu ... Poetul Garii de Nord
Cristian Gheorghe Cristian Gheorghe ... Robert Dobrovicescu
Florin Calinescu Florin Calinescu ... Himself
Constantin Draganescu Constantin Draganescu ... Tatal
Monica Ghiuta Monica Ghiuta ... Mama
Ovidiu Niculescu ... Ospatarul
Valentin Popescu ... Recuperator #1
Nae Caranfil ... Karaoke singer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gabriela Bobes Gabriela Bobes
Marius Capota ... Baiat de Baiat
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Ovidiu, a high-school teacher looking for an extra buck, finds an unexpected way to earn easy money.

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Country:

Romania | France

Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

15 March 2002 (Romania) See more »

Also Known As:

Filanthropia See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania See more »

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$20,795
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Romania's official submission to the 75th Academy Awards (2003) for Best Foreign Language Film. See more »

Quotes

Poetul Garii de Nord: The girl's giggle in the tram definitively enchanted me. I am yet again upset, just like mister Ion Susai.
Ovidiu Gorea: Who is... Ion Susai?
Poetul Garii de Nord: A friend of mine, you don't know him.
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Black Humor Filantropica
6 March 2005 | by melle-smitSee all my reviews

Beautiful black humor film, which shows the system in Romania, even still today. The part of teacher Oividiu shows, how even now teachers have to fiddle to enrich their income.The young woman Diana is the personification of Romanian women who love their country and also find ways to add income, but still keep their pride, dignity and identity. They have style and grace. Diana and his wife know how to show this to the viewer.Wonderful acting. The youngsters could be from any place on this earth, they are all the same, react the same,have no identity, therefor it is great to see how Caranfil finds a great way to show the world of nothing to something. He proofs that there is character on both sides. Even the beggars get respect and in a humorous way there is a cooperation. During the film there is a symbiose between the poor and "nouveau rich" who respect and even complement each other.


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