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Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man (2009)

Portretul luptătorului la tinereţe (2009)

166 min. - Drama History - N 15 - 18.11.2010


Synopsis: When the Soviet Army marched into Romania in 1944, a part of the Romanian population went "into the mountains" - a diverse assortment of nationalists and fascists, liberals, apolitical farmers and members of the middle-class, who were affected by the Communists' expropriations. Over a thousand armed resistance groups took refuge in the inaccessible forests of the Carpathian Mountains where they waited in vain for the support of the Western Allies. One of them was led by Ion Gavrila-Ogoranu, who managed to remain undetected until 1976 when he was arrested. This film depicts the daily existence of this group. It tells the story of a struggle that became an end in itself, as the enemy was constantly in pursuit and arrest meant torture and often liquidation. Hungry and emotionally withdrawn, the group of young men got entangled in a partisan war that could not be won, lost in the landscape of the South Carpathians, accompanied by a vigilant secret police, the Securitate.

Director: Constantin Popescu

Writer: Constantin Popescu

Stars: Constantin Diţă, Bogdan Dumitrache, Ionuţ Caras



Casting

Constantin Diţă Ion Gavrilă Ogoranu „Moşu”
Bogdan Dumitrache Laurian Haşu „Leu”
Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man (2009) Ionuţ Caras Gheorghe Haşu „Ghiţă”
Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man (2009) Cătălin Babliuc Ion Chiujdea „Profesorul”
Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man (2009) Ion Bechet Nelu Novac
Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man (2009) Constantin Lupescu Ion Ilioi
Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man (2009) Vasile Calofir Andrei Haşu „Baciu”
Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man (2009) Dan Bordeianu Victor Metea
Alexandru Potocean Toma Pirău „Porâmbu”
Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man (2009) Bogdan Dumitrescu Jean Pop „Fileru”
Radu Iacoban Gelu Novac
Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man (2009) Alin Mihalache Gheorghe Șovăială
Mihai Constantin Gral. lt. Gheorghe Pintilie Bodnarenko
Răzvan Vasilescu Mr. Alimănescu
Teodor Corban Teodor
Mimi Brănescu Cpt. Aran Varlam
Dorian Boguţă Rudan
Paul Ipate Nicolae Mazilu
Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man (2009) Adrian Nicolae Mihai Maga „Medicinistu'”
Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man (2009) Alexandru Pavel Ion Mogoș
Andrei Mateiu Silviu Socol
George Remeș Stelian Argeșanu
Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man (2009) Șerban Gomoi Remus Sofonea „Brâncoveanu”
Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man (2009) Bogdan Cotleț Marcel Cornea
Bogdan Stanoevici Cpt. Sebastian Licht
Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man (2009) Aura Călărașu Mama lui Porâmbu
Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man (2009) Florin Lăzărescu Vasile Motrescu
Nicodim Ungureanu Plt. Dorian Amuzea
Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man (2009) Mihai Bendeac Plt. Ion
Cosmin Seleşi Plt. Doru
Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man (2009) Cosmin Natanticu Virgil Radeș „Gilu”
Emanuel Pârvu Cpt. Seciu
Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man (2009) Ion Cosma Cpt. Chioru
Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man (2009) Cosmin Mircea Crețu Cpt. Anghelescu „Pasăre”
Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man (2009) Claudiu Maier Dumitru Cornea
Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man (2009) Dan Rădulescu Serg. Radu
Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man (2009) Sergiu Fleșner Slt. Mirea
Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man (2009) Mircea Drâmbăreanu Preotul Andrei
Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man (2009) Cătălin Naum Preotul Nica
Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man (2009) Raluca Rusu Ana Nica
Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man (2009) Andrei Ralea Gheorghe Arsu
Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man (2009) Gabriel Bucur Serg. Dumitrescu
Mircea Postelnicu Young man 3

Crew

Director

Constantin C. Popescu

Screenplay by

Constantin C. Popescu

Produced by

Constantin (Titi) Popescu

Constantin C. Popescu

Cinematography by
Liviu Mărghidan

Film Editing by
Corina Stavilă

Production Design by

Gabriel Nechita

Gheorghe Banete

Costume Design by

Gloria Papură

Cristina Mititelu

Makeup and Hair

Maria Anton

Sound by
Mihai Bogos