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Somewhere in Palilula (2012)

Undeva la Palilula (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 20 April 2012 (Romania)
"Somewhere in Palilula" tells the story of Serafim, a fresh graduate of a medical school, in 60's Romania. He is brought by destiny to the strange town of Palilula. Nowhere, that is. ... See full summary »

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Silviu Purcarete
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Cast

Credited cast:
Anne Marie Chertic Anne Marie Chertic ... Hermafrodita
Constantin Chiriac Constantin Chiriac ... Virgil Codreanu, Trotzki
Paul Chiributa Paul Chiributa ... Circu
Mihai Chirila Mihai Chirila ... Assistant director
Constantin Cicort Constantin Cicort ... Nita Leonardo
Ana Ciontea Ana Ciontea ... Margareta
George Costea George Costea ... Stan
Gabriel Costin Gabriel Costin ... Bran
Pusa Darie Pusa Darie ... Pixi Ochi Magic
Áron Dimény Áron Dimény ... Doctorul Sefarim
Luminita Erga Luminita Erga ... Geta
Diana Fufezean Diana Fufezean ... Separanda
Alexandru Georgescu Alexandru Georgescu ... Nenea Pantelica
Constantin Ghenescu Constantin Ghenescu ... Mitica Limoncelli
Doina Ghitescu Doina Ghitescu ... Bucatareasa
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"Somewhere in Palilula" tells the story of Serafim, a fresh graduate of a medical school, in 60's Romania. He is brought by destiny to the strange town of Palilula. Nowhere, that is. Palilula is a ghost town, lost in the middle of the Wallachia. A quarantine area, a sanatorium, an improbable hospital, a gynecological clinic in a settlement where no child is born. A small community of fools, lazies, sluts, vagabonds with angel's hearts is living under the sun in a sweet innocent unconsciousness. A community of Romanians who forgot their language, but not the nostalgia of their traditional music. Romanians with Danubian taste and disorientation. The young doctor Serafim will not get to practice his profession in this childless town. He will be drowning in the sweet and poisoned honey of the place, like a fly caught by a frog. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

Romania

Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

20 April 2012 (Romania) See more »

Also Known As:

Gdzies w Paliluli See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania

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Budget:

EUR1,600,000 (estimated)
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Director's statement by Silviu Purcarete: "Palilula is nowhere, but everywhere. Palilula is a small island in the centre of the Vallachian plain, made of the dust of a distant planet. Over there, the physical laws of the Earth are not as rigorous as they normally are. Over there, one can never know if people lie, dream or really live. As in The Exterminating Angel (1962), one can enter Palilula, but can never leave." See more »

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A movie worth watching
3 January 2019 | by dgeorgescuSee all my reviews

I lived times, like this movie is illustrating in a grotesque manner. I had to emigrate because of the conditions offered by the Ceausescu regime. They provided depravity, corruption and brutal force of an ever-going Socialist government. It was a horrible farce organized by idiotic individuals who had power. Without some humor this story will be just a mentally sick description of those decades in the Romanian history. You can watch it for free on You Tube but you have to be patient.


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