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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Marfa si Banii

Fortnight 2001, Feature film, 1h30

Synopsis

Ovidiu, a young man from Constanta who runs his own business – he sells snacks and soft drinks at the window of his flat – wants to expand and buy a kiosk, but he hasn’t got the dough. A local mafioso offers him an impressive amount of money for an apparently simple job : he has to take a bag to Bucharest to a specific address. It seems however that the bag contains some stuff that concerns other people too. Convinced at first that he sold only his services, he will understand, in the long run and when it is far too late, that he just sold his soul…

Director

Cristi Puiu

He was born in Romania. He early started painting. In 1990, he had an exhibition in Lausanne. In 1992, he entered the High School of visual arts in Geneva: he studied painting and cinema. In 1995, his short studies film Avant le petit déjeuner was shwon in Locarno. He is an painter and he makes documentaries and fictional films. Marfa si Banii is his first feature film.

Alexandru Papadopol
Costica Draganescu
Doru Ana
Dragos Bucur
Ioana Flora
Luminita Gheorghiu
Petre Pletosu
Razvan Vasilescu

Screenplay
Razvan Radulescu, Cristi Puiu

Image
Silviu Stavila

Sound
Andrei Pap, Calin Potcoava

Editing
Ines Barbu, Nita Chivulescu

Set decoration
Andreea Hasnas

Production :
Rofilm, 4-6 rue Dem Dobrescu sect. 1
70414 Bucarest, Roumanie
tél. / fax : (40 1) 310 0672
asalcudeanu@yahoo.com 

Vente à l’’étranger :
Centre National de la Cinématographie de Roumanie
4-6 rue Dem Dobrescu
70414 Bucarest, Roumanie
tél. / fax : (40 1) 310 0672
asalcudeanu@yahoo.com

Title in Original Version : Le Matos et la Thune, Stuff and Dough