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The Oak (1991)

Balanţa (1991)

105 min. - Drama Political Film - AP 12 - 26.10.1992


Synopsis: Bucharest, 1988. Nela, a young schoolteacher, takes care of her father, a former colonel with the Securitate – as he dies. His will is that his body remains to be used by medical science. No one wants his body as the refrigerators at the University aren’t working. Nela leaves for a teaching job in a provincial town. There she meets Mitică, a doctor at the local hospital, who, like Nela, won’t accept to compromise and is full of dreams and optimism. They disturb everyone by their attitude but they survive the harshness of reality, as if touched by a kind of grace. 

Director: Lucian Pintilie

Writer: Lucian Pintilie, Ion Băieșu

Stars: Maia Morgenstern, Răzvan Vasilescu, Victor Rebengiuc, Dorel Vişan



Casting

Maia Morgenstern Nela
Răzvan Vasilescu Mitică
Victor Rebengiuc Primarul
Dorel Vişan Preotul
Ion Pavlescu
Mariana Mihuţ Soţia preotului
Gheorghe Visu Preotul din tren
Dan Condurache Procurorul
Virgil Andriescu Tatăl Nelei
Matei Alexandru Butuşină
Leopoldina Bălănuţă Mama Nelei
Magda Catone Asistenta medicala
Ionel Mihăilescu Titi
Dorina Lazăr
Victoria Cociaş
Constantin Drăgănescu
Marcel Iureş
Ion Fiscuteanu
Mitică Popescu
Florin Călinescu
Anda Onesa Sora Nelei
Mihai Constantin
Dragoş Pâslaru
Ștefan Radof Politician
Aristide Teică
Ion Chelaru
The Oak (1991) Puiu Lazăr
Emil Hossu
Nicolae Girardi
George Alexandru
Dumitru Chesa
Aristița Diamandi A Teacher
Simona Măicănescu
Jana Gorea
The Oak (1991) Măriuca Ştefănescu
The Oak (1991) Angela Ioan
The Oak (1991) Candid Stoica
The Oak (1991) Vasile Filipescu
Bogdan Uritescu
Romeo Pop
Eugenia Bosînceanu
Tania Popa
Gelu Niţu
Ica Matache
Adrian Titieni
Valentin Uritescu
Alexandru Bindea
Boris Petroff
Julieta Strîmbeanu
Mircea Anca
Stelian Nistor
Oana Ștefănescu
Manuela Ciucur

Crew

Director

Lucian Pintilie

Screenplay by

Lucian Pintilie

Ion Băieşu

Produced by

Constantin (Titi) Popescu

producător executiv (Filmex)

Sylvain Bursztejn

producător

Eliane Stutterheim

producător

Lucian Pintilie

producător

Cinematography by
Doru Mitran

Film Editing by
Victoriţa Nae

Production Design by
Călin Papură

Costume Design by
Svetlana Mihăilescu

Makeup and Hair

Gheorghe Drăghici

Sound by
Andrei Papp

Directing Department
Anca Boariu-Berlogea

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