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Cabbage, Potatoes and other Demons (2015)

Varză, cartofi și alți demoni (2016)

60 min. - Documentary - AG - 05.02.2017


Synopsis:

​In the Romanian village of Lunguletu, 1000 farmers on their tractors sit on 100.000 tons of cabbage in the local market, waiting for customers. At the end of the day they either sell for nothing or destroy their crops.

Director: Șerban Georgescu

Writer: Șerban Georgescu

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Șerban Georgescu
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Produced By

Elefant Film în coproducție cu Kolectiv Film şi Ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion

Production info

Developed through Documentary Campus Masterschool & pitched at Leipzig Networking Days 2013
With the support of: Centrului Național al Cinematografiei and Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union.
With participation of MDR, ARTE, Societatea Română de Televiziune, Romaqua Group, Mitsubishi Motors, Vitrina Media.

Distributors

Ultraviolet Media/ Deckert Distribution

Festivals, Awards

  1. 2016 - UCIN - Premiul pentru film documentar de lung şi scurt metraj (Șerban Georgescu)

Storyline

Intrigued of getting 1 ton of cabbage for just EUR 20 townie Serban decides to spend one year in the village and work the land, to see why these people got into a deadlock and if there is any way out. The Mayor and some villagers have ideas and possible solutions. But can they overcome the farmers mistrusting each other, their fear of a “collective farm” and the powerful urge to compete?
A satire of current realities in agriculture Europe narrated by the director himself, the film will tell from the inside and in a self-ironical tone the story of a village that got stuck in between past and present.

Trivia

  • Premiered at Dok Leipzig, 1 november 2016.

Website

https://www.facebook.com/CabbagePotatoesDemons/
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