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Next Stop Paradise (1997)

Terminus Paradis (1997)

108 min. - Drama - N 15 - 27.11.1998


The Bucharest's suburb, a torrid summer day. Norica, a waitress and Mitu, a swineherd, meet and tease each other and starts a beverage competition. Their relationship is not just a one-night stand. It would end with a marriage, if Norica wouldn't want to marry Gili, her 50's boss and boyfriend, and if Mitu wouldn't have to make two years of military service. Mitu's passion for Norica will make him to get in trouble: drove by his obsession for her, he makes something unforgettable. The society's resorts start moving and hunting the couple...

Director: Lucian Pintilie

Writer: Lucian Pintilie, Răsvan Popescu, Radu Aldulescu

Stars: Costel Cașcaval, Dorina Chiriac, Gheorghe Visu

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Produced By

MK2 Productions, Filmex România, Studioul de Creație Cinematografică al Ministerului Culturii, Canal+, Centrul Naţional al Cinematografiei Francez, Fundaţia Montecinema Verita Locarno (Veneția), La Doc, Departamentul Federal al Afacerilor Externe

Production info

Ecran normal, color.


Transilvania Film

Festivals, Awards

  1. 1998 - Veneţia - Marele Premiu special al juriului
    1999 - UCIN - Marele Premiu şi Premiile pentru regie, scenariu, imagine, interpretare feminină (Dorina Chiriac), coloana sonoră



  • Biroul Asociației Criticilor al Uniunii Cineaștilor din România a recomandat Oficiului Național al Cinematografiei să nominalizeze Terminus Paradis pentru premiul Oscar în 1998.

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