A stereotypical Western scene, as good and evil stand face to face. A stern caretaker can only rest in peace after he has fulfilled one final task. Will he succeed in defeating a local crime lord? A debut feature film that hints at what might have happened had the Coen brothers ever ended up in rural Romania.
A young city dweller heads to a rural grassland. Far from civilisation he finds himself in a region governed by unspoken laws that are a far cry from the law and order he was hitherto familiar with. And yet he's only here to claim a plot of land he inherited from his grandfather. His intention to sell up sees him cross paths with a ruthless gang of criminals. Blissfully unaware of the danger he finds himself in, it soon turns out that the only person willing and able to take up the fight with the gang and its charismatic leader is the elderly local police chief.
This highly unusual film from Bogdan Mirică, one of the most promising directors to emerge from the Romanian cinema scene in recent years, features an outstanding cast and deservedly took the FIPRESCI-Award at this year's Cannes Film Festival. EG
DCP | Farbe / colour
Codrin Lazăr, Sorin Romanescu
Dragoș Bucur, Vlad Ivanov, Gheorghe Visu
Elie Meirovitz, Marcela Ursu
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Bogdan Mirică - born 1978, Romania. He studied journalism at the University of Bucharest, going on to work as a publisher, advertising writer and novelist. In 2008, he graduated in screenwriting and producing from the University of Westminster, Great Britain. CÂINI is his feature film debut.
JUNKIE (2010, short)
BORA BORA (2011, short)
HOT SHORTS (2012, short)