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Maria (2002)

Maria (2002)

96 min. - Drama - AG - 21.11.2003

Synopsis: Based on the true story of an impoverished, unemployed mother of seven living under subhuman conditions in a cave-like basement of a block of flats in newly post-communist Romania. When her drunken husband loses his job and eventually goes away, her sad reality gets even bleaker as she struggles to support her children.

Director: Peter Călin Netzer

Writer: Gordan Mihic, Peter Călin Netzer

Stars: Diana Dumbravă, Şerban Ionescu, Horaţiu Mălăele

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Diana Dumbravă Maria
Şerban Ionescu Ion
Horaţiu Mălăele Milco
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Produced By

Artis Film (România)
Pandora Film (Germania)
CineManufacture (Franţa)
Cu sprijinul Euroimage și CNC

Production info

Ecran normal, color, 2619 m.



Festivals, Awards

  1. 2003 - Locarno - Special Prize of the Jury, "Bronze Leopard" for Best Actress (Diana Dumbravă) and Best Actor (Şerban Ionescu), Special Mention of the Youth Jury
    2003 - Cottbus - "Opera Prima" Award of the Student Jury, Honorable Mention, "Don Quijote" Award - Special Mention
    2003 - Tubingen - Best Film
    2004 - Troia - Special Mention - Debut section
    2004 - UCIN - Best Actress, Best Music


  • Reia subiectul scurtmetrajului Maria (1997) păstrând titlul şi actriţa principală — Diana Dumbravă.

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