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Niki and Flo (2003)

Niki Ardelean, colonel în rezervă (2003)

95 min. - Drama - IM 14 - 30.01.2004


The hero is a retired army officer in the period of transition in Romania from the Communist rule to democracy. As many aged people during these times he loses a lot in position and material situation and is too aged to adapt and start building something from zero. His last resort is the family, but his home and family is also slowly decomposing under the pressure of the times. His elder son dies in a stupid home accident (the film starts with his funeral), than his only other child, a daughter moves to America in the search of a better material life. His life seems to fall under the control of his in-law, a mercantile and much better adapted man, who slowly seems to deprive him not only of his children, but also of his pride and human dignity. The violent end is unexpected, although typical for the Pintilie's movies, but if you look back and reflect on what you've seen on screen, everything before was a logical building of the end.

Director: Lucian Pintilie

Writer: Cristi Puiu, Răzvan Rădulescu

Stars: Victor Rebengiuc, Coca Bloos, Răzvan Vasilescu


Victor Rebengiuc Niki Ardelean
Coca Bloos Pușa Ardelean
Răzvan Vasilescu Florian Tufaru
Micaela Caracaș Doina Tufaru
Şerban Pavlu Eugen Tufaru
Dorina Chiriac Angela Tufaru
Niki and Flo (2003) Marius Gâlea Mihai Ardelean
Andreea Bibiri Irina Ardelean
Constantin Ghenescu Irina's Father
Aristița Diamandi Irina's Mother
Alexandru Bindea Irina's Step Brother
Niki and Flo (2003) Raluca Penu Irina's Sister
Ruxandra Sireteanu Mother in law
Magda Catone Pharmacist
Matei Alexandru Priest
Constantin Drăgănescu Administrator
Ion Chelaru The Witness



Lucian Pintilie

Screenplay by

Cristi Puiu

Răzvan Rădulescu

Produced by

Mihai Lazăr

director de producție

Cinematography by
Silviu Stavilă

Film Editing by
Nita Chivulescu

Production Design by
Daniel Răduţă

Costume Design by

Ioana Albaiu

Makeup and Hair

Mariana Ianăș

Sound by
Silviu Camil

Anuşavan Salamanian

sound mixer

Mihai Orăşanu

sound mixer

Ion Bain

sound editor

Directing Department
Andrei Gruzsniczki

first assistant director

Doru Niţescu

assistant director

Image Department

Mihai Mălaimare


Avram Pompiliu


Anca Iordăchescu


Nora Irimescu

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