Why Are the Bells Ringing, Mitica?

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Why Are the Bells Ringing, Mitica?


Why Are the Bells Ringing, Mitica?

Release Date: September 26, 1981

Year    :   1981
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Comedy, Drama
Production Companies    :   Casa de Filme Unu, Casa de Filme Cinci
Director    :   Lucian Pintilie
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Lucian Pintilie, Ion Luca Caragiale
RunTime    :   132 mins.

Based on a theatrical text by Romanian writer Ion Luca Caragiale (1852-1912), who was a bitter and funny witness of the turn-of-the-20th-century Romanian bourgeois mores, Carnival Scenes manages to preserve and further enhance the slightly hysteric atmosphere of his plays. Pintilie creates a strange combination of carnival scenes which is brought to the screen as a burlesque, fast-paced, screwball comedy with a meditative undertone. This film was banned in Romania for a decade until the death of Ceausescu in 1989 and was only released after the 1989 revolution.

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