Cold Waves

General Information

Original Title
Razboi pe calea undelor
Solomon, Alexandru, director.
Romania : Solomon, Alexandru, 2007.
Physical Description
DVD-ROM (108 min.)


An earthquake, three mysterious deaths, and a bomb attack. The puzzling story of the Romanian section of Radio Free Europe. An original look at the Cold War through the story of the Romanian section of Radio Free Europe. While socialist propaganda had less and less to do with reality, in thousands of houses across Romania, like in other Eastern European countries, millions of people listened to Radio Free Europe in secret. On the other side of the Wall, in Munich or Paris, the Radio personnel listened too. They were hunting any information coming out of the country, meeting immigrants or tourists, receiving secret messages and scanning the Romanian press for hidden hints. But soon they found themselves to be hunted in a more violent way. In Bucharest, a special unit called the “Ether group” was set up in the Romanian secret police in 1980. While the Romanian population was lead by fear, the Romanian leaders were themselves afraid of Radio Free Europe. So they decided to silence the Radio for which Ceausescu employed Carlos the Jackal. An eccentric alliance was thus forged, between a national-communist dictator and international terrorists. They placed bombs at RFE’s Munich headquarters, editors were attacked in Germany and France, and three of the directors died after being X-rayed. The film not only digs up unknown facts from the past, it also addresses the issue of propaganda in today's society.


Documentary films

Bibliographic Information

Title Translation
Cold Waves
Verzio Film Festival Submission


Item Type Current Location Collection Call Number Volume Info Shelving Location Public Note
DVD-ROMOSA Film LibraryOSA Film LibraryFL Record 1523---