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Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man

Portretul luptătorului la tinereţe ()

Directed by:
Constantin Popescu
Constantin Diţă, Alexandru Potocean, Bogdan Dumitrache, Ionuţ Caras, Cătălin Babliuc, Ion Bechet, Vasile Calofir, Constantin Lupescu
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Right after World War 2 Romania fell under communist dictatorship. The country became a huge prison. Terror was its new rule. In those times, in the mountains of Romania – but not only there – groups of people opposed the communist regime by armed resistance. Thirty of them held their ground well into the 1950s. One was led by Ion Gavrilă-Ogoranu, who managed to remain undetected until 1976 when he was arrested. Constantin Popescu's feature film depicts the daily existence of this group. It tells the story of a struggle that became an end in itself, as the enemy was constantly in pursuit and arrest meant torture and often liquidation.

Awards & Festivals: Berlin 2010 (Forum), Audience Award, Best Cinematography - B-EST 2010