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Aurora (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama | 29 June 2011 (USA)
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An apartment kitchen: a man and a woman discuss Little Red Riding Hood, their voices hushed, mindful of waking the little girl sleeping next room. Waste land on the city outskirts: behind a... See full summary »

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Cristi Puiu

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Cristi Puiu
7 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Cristi Puiu ... Viorel
Clara Voda Clara Voda ... Gina Filip
Catrinel Dumitrescu ... Mrs. Livinski
Luminita Gheorghiu ... Mioara Avram
Valentin Popescu ... Doru
Gheorghe Ifrim Gheorghe Ifrim
Ileana Puiu Ileana Puiu ... Olguta
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gelu Colceag Gelu Colceag ... Mr. Livinski
Alina Grigore ... Vanzatoare
Simona Popescu Simona Popescu ... dna Dragnea
Letitia Rosculet Letitia Rosculet ... Doamna din Autoserviere
Valeria Seciu ... Pusa
Ion Stoica Ion Stoica ... Ploscaru
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Storyline

An apartment kitchen: a man and a woman discuss Little Red Riding Hood, their voices hushed, mindful of waking the little girl sleeping next room. Waste land on the city outskirts: behind a line of abandoned trailers, the man silently watches what seems to be a family. The same city, the same man: driving through traffic with two hand-made firing pins for a hunting rifle. The man is 42 years old, his name - Viorel. Troubled by obscure thoughts, he drives across the city to a destination known only to him. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Language:

Romanian

Release Date:

29 June 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Аврора See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,105, 3 July 2011

Gross USA:

$5,677

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,775
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Because of the observational, documentary-like approach used by director Cristi Puiu enough material for a 5 hour film was shot. In the editing it was reduced to 3 hours. See more »

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References Sunrise (1927) See more »

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Manchega, etude de concert for piano Op. 38
Composed by Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Performed by Michel Legrand
(P) 1994 Erato Disques S.A.S.
With kind permission of Warner Music France, A Warner Music Group Company
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The dumbest film ever
5 December 2011 | by Ana_BananaSee all my reviews

It's plain crap, but it's long (3 hours!). The emperor has no clothes on, folks! Never mind the pretentious 'artsy' and dark filming, the awkward and long shots, the unexplained, unmotivated and undeveloped characters, and the other (very good) film by Mr. Puiu ('The Death Of Mr. Lazarescu'). This one is just a nightmarish vision of a dull life with apparently no events and no insight. At times it seems almost fantastic, and maybe that would have saved a bit this story if it explored the fantastic vein more. But no, it's just a mundane and boring hell, the fashionable (and limited) way of the intelligentsia to look at today's Romania (you know it even from the news: garbage, stray dogs, sloppy people). If Travis Bickle really had no life and if Mr. Scorsese had no brain, the result would be 'Aurora'. What a waste...


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