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12:08 East of Bucharest

Fortnight 2006, Feature film, 1h29


December 22. It’s been sixteen years since the Revolution and Christmas is approaching. Pisconi, an old retiree, is preparing to spend another lonely Christmas. Manescu, a history teacher, doesn’t want to lose his entire salary to pay his debts. Jderescu, the owner of the local TV station, doesn’t seem very interested in vacation. With Piscoci and Manescu’s help, he wants to find an answer to a sixteen-year-old question: “Did a revolution really take place in their city”?


Corneliu Porumboiu

In 2003, Corneliu Porumboiu received his degree in directing from the National University of Drama and Film I. L. Caragiale in Bucharest. He has directed several short and medium-length films. A Fost Sau n-a Fost? is his first fiction feature

Ion Sapdaru
Mircea Andreescu
Teo Corban

Corneliu Porumboiu

Marius Panduru

Alex Dragomir, Sebastian Zsemlye

Roxana Szel


Set decoration
Daniel Raduta

Production : 42 Km Film Str. Costache Marinescu nr. 15 Sect 1, Bucarest Roumanie Tél / Fax: +40 311 006 837 ventes à l’étranger / foreign sales : The Coproduction Office 24 rue Lamartine 75009 Paris Tél : +33 (0)1 56 02 60 00 – Fax : +33 (0)1 56 02 60 01 Presse / Publicist : ARTROUMAIN Daniel Burlac mob: +33 (0)6 33 26 09 83

Title in Original Version : 12h08 À l'est de Bucarest


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