Sunday, May 06, 2012 3:00 PM CDT
Facets Cinematheque, Chicago, IL
New 35mm print!
Cannes Film Fest
Dumitru Costa, a young trainee prosecutor is entrusted with the investigation about the suspicious death of a Jiu Valley coal miner in today Romania. Accident or murder? Costa is being helped during this investigation by Alina, an attractive topographer engineer and it is love at first sight between them. Two other miners are killed, and the relentless investigation led by Costa soon begins to trouble the local authorities. The mine management is trying to control the discontent among the miners who live under the threat of the mining development being shut down. As the officials strive to hush the matter up, Costa and Alina begin to receive threats over the phone.
Directed by Lucian Pintilie, France/Romania, 1996, 35mm, 104 mins. In Romanian with English subtitles.