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4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

Set in 1980s Bucharest during Ceaucescu's brutal reign, this intense drama centres on two young women, one of whom finds herself pregnant. Her best friend helps her to arrange an abortion, a treasonous crime punishable by death under the harsh communist regime. Unsentimental and harrowingly real, covering 24 hours shot in a near-documentary style, the story is based on a real life incident told to director/writer Cristian Mungiu, who very deservingly won the 2007 Palme d'Or at Cannes.

Year: 2007
Genre: Drama, Eastern European Cinema, Cannes - Palme d'Or, Feminist Tendencies, Film Festivals 2008, International Showcase
Country: Romania
Director: Cristian Mungiu
Starring: Anamaria Marinca, Laura Vasiliu, Vlad Ivanov, Alexandru Potocean
Duration: 113 Minutes
Rating: R16 - Nudity and content that may disturb.
Subtitles: Yes
7.9/10
Location in store: Foreign (Eastern Europe)

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