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1 hrs, 48 mins
Teodor Corban, Luminita Gheorghiu, Alexandru Dabija, Victor Rebengiuc, Mihai Comānoiu, Alexandru Bindea, Alberto Dinache, Cuzin Toma, Mihaela Sîrbu
Radu Jude

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Eastern Europe, 1835. Two riders cross a barren landscape in rural Romania. They are the lawman Costandin and his son. Together they are searching for a gypsy slave who has run away from his nobleman master and is suspected of having an affair with the noble's wife. While the unflappable Costandin comments on every situation with a cheery aphorism, his son takes a more contemplative view of the world. On their odyssey they encounter people of many different nationalities and beliefs: Turks and Russians, Christians and Jews, Romanians and Hungarians. Each harbors entrenched prejudices against the others, inflamed by superstition and ignorance. Even when the slave Carfin is found, the adventure is far from over... Shot in dramatic black-and-white, Aferim! (which translates loosely as “Bravo!”) is a comic Balkan Western with echoes of The Searchers and Rio Bravo that brings the tumult of the unsettled times strikingly to life, illuminating issues that persist to the present. Directed by Radu Jude, winner of the Best Director Prize at the Berlin Film Festival. (Fully subtitled)

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