12:08 East Of Bucharest

General Information

Original Title
A fost sau n-a fost?
Author/Creator
Porumboiu, Corneliu, director.
Language
Romanian.
Subtitles
English, Hungarian
Published
Romania : Porumboiu, Corneliu, 2006.
Physical Description
DVD-ROM (86 min.)

Contents/Summary

Summary
Corneliu Porumboiu’s satirical film depicts the program of the déclassé director of regional television of a small town in Moldova, who wants to find out whether or not a revolution took place in the town on December 22, 1989 prior to 12:08. (12:08 was the moment when the Ceauşescu couple fled by helicopter and is therefore a key to deciding whether there was a real revolution or whether people only took to the streets after the regime fell.) The three anti-heroes – pensioner Piscoci, drunken and heavily indebted history teacher Mãnescu and Jderescu, who runs the local television studio – try to find out what it is that makes a revolution.

Subjects

Genre
Documentary films

Bibliographic Information

Title Translation
12:08 East Of Bucharest
Note
Duration: 01:26:00

Holdings

Item Type Current Location Collection Call Number Volume Info Shelving Location Public Note
DVD-ROMOSA Film LibraryOSA Film LibraryFL Record 1116---