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12:08 East of Bucharest is a roumain film of genre Drama directed by Corneliu Porumboiu released in USA on 1 september 2006 with Luminița Gheorghiu

12:08 East of Bucharest (2006)

A fost sau n-a fost?

12:08 East of Bucharest
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Released in USA 1 september 2006
Length 1h29
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Genres Drama,    Comedy
Rating73% 3.696613.696613.696613.696613.69661

12:08 East of Bucharest (Romanian: A fost sau n-a fost?) is a 2006 Romanian film directed by Corneliu Porumboiu, released in 2006 and winner of the Caméra d'Or Prize (for best first film) at the Cannes Film Festival. It was also released in the United States under the abridged titles East of Bucharest and 12:08 Bucharest. The film is set in the city of Vaslui, and centers on a group of characters who revisit the Romanian Revolution of 1989 which brought an end to the communist regime.

The full English title refers to the setting of the film and the time of day at which Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu fled following the revolution, 12:08 pm on 22 December 1989. The original Romanian title roughly translates to "Was There or Wasn't There?", referring to the film's central issue: did Vaslui have any part in the 1989 revolution? The answer depends on whether the city registered any protest before the moment of Ceauşescu's flight.


Vaslui, Roumanie de l'est, c'est le seizième anniversaire de la révolution de Noël et Virgil Jderescu, le propriétaire et journaliste de la télévision locale, veut organiser un "talk show" en direct pour répondre à une question importante : "Cette ville a-t-elle réellement participé à la révolution ou a-t-elle seulement fêté la chute du dictateur ?"


Luminița Gheorghiu

(Doamna Jderescu)
Teodor Corban

(Virgil Jderescu)
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