A prosecutor, policemen and teacher bring the students Vuica and Nicu to a restaurant to re-enact their drunken brawl there, and have it filmed to show the effects of alcoholism.
Lucian Pintilie was born in Bucharest in 1933 and studied at the Institute of Cinematical and Theatrical Arts. From 1956 to 1965, he directed for Romanian television and staged classical and contemporary plays. In 1972, he fled the Ceaucescu regime and settled in Paris, where he staged ‘Turandot’ at the Théâtre de Chaillot, then, plays by Chekhov, Ionescu, Gorki, Ibsen, Pirandello and Strindberg, at the Théâtre de la Ville.
Title in Original Version : La reconstitution