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12:08 East of Bucharest (2006)

A fost sau n-a fost? (2006)

89 min. - Comedy - PG - 28.09.2006


For the anniversary of 16 years that passed since the events of December 1989, the owner of a small TV station that airs from an apartment in a small province town scheduled a live talk-show with the topic “was it or wasn’t it Revolution in our town?”. The guests on his show are a high school teacher who loves hitting the bottle  and a retired man who is often asked to play Santa Claus.

Director: Corneliu Porumboiu

Writer: Corneliu Porumboiu

Stars: Teodor Corban, Ion Sapdaru, Mircea Andreescu


Mircea Andreescu Emanoil Pișcoci
Teodor Corban Virgil Jderescu
Ion Sapdaru Tiberiu Mănescu
12:08 East of Bucharest (2006) Mirela Cioabă Mrs. Mănescu
Luminiţa Gheorghiu Mrs. Jderescu
Coca Bloos Tina (voice)
12:08 East of Bucharest (2006) Cristina Ciofu Vali
Lucian Iftime Lica
12:08 East of Bucharest (2006) Annemarie Chertic Vera
12:08 East of Bucharest (2006) Petrică Sapdaru Petrică
12:08 East of Bucharest (2006) Cătălin Paraschiv Barman
12:08 East of Bucharest (2006) George Guoqingyun Chen
Constantin Diţă Tibi
12:08 East of Bucharest (2006) Daniel Badale Professor
12:08 East of Bucharest (2006) Marius Rogojinski Neighbour
12:08 East of Bucharest (2006) Aurelia Tocu Maricica Dima (voice)
12:08 East of Bucharest (2006) Ion Apostoliu Vasile Rebegea (voice)
12:08 East of Bucharest (2006) Ion Ciolacu Ion Costăchescu (voice)
12:08 East of Bucharest (2006) Lucian Pînzaru Costica Bejan (voice)
12:08 East of Bucharest (2006) Corneliu Negrea Gelu Isărescu (voice)



Corneliu Porumboiu

Screenplay by

Corneliu Porumboiu

Produced by

Corneliu Porumboiu


Dan Burlac

executive producer

Marcela Ursu

post-production coordinator & location manager

Cinematography by
Marius Panduru

Music Department


Film Editing by
Roxana Szel

Production Design by
Daniel Răduţă

Costume Design by

Monica Răduţă

Makeup and Hair

Cristina Ilie

Sound by
Alex Dragomir

Directing Department

Mihai Sofronea

asistent regie

Alexandru Vitzentzatos

asistent regie

Image Department
George Dăscălescu