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Dangerous habits

Alongside with „Kazimir” and „A duet”, „Square One” is part of an omnibus film that was screened at Anonimul International Film Festival in 2013, is created around the theme of the Danube Delta and is directed by three actors: Dorian Boguță, Andi Vasluianu și Emanuel Pârvu.

“Square One” is more tightly connected, from the point of view of the theme and the geographical area it makes reference to, with the movie „Kazimir”.

A deliriously comic short, with as spectacular a cast as the topic itself is.

Retur by Emanuel Parvu - CINEPUB

Director: Emanuel Pârvu
Scriptwriters: Emanuel Pârvu
Cast: Dorina Lazăr, Constantin Cojocaru, Andi Vasluianu, Anca Sigartău, Mircea Andreescu, Medeea Marinescu, Dorian Boguță, Liliana Mocanu, Ana Ciontea
Produced by: Alexandru Teodorescu
Category: short film
Genre: comedy
Year: 2013
Duration: 15 minutes
Subtitles:  english
Territories: –

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PLOT SUMMARY:

In the Danube Delta people still lead their lives by archaic rules that don’t make sense to anybody but themselves. Even the ground they walk on isn’t in harmony with their obsolete habits and digging up the dead after ten years to wash their bones implies landslides because of the sandy soil. But the members of a family from Sfântu Gheorghe decide to ignore the priest’s request not to dig up any corpses thinking they are doing the right thing.

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Actor Emanuel Pârvu’s short seems to be based on a ghoulish joke. The narrative technique implies delay, a conglomeration of smaller mysteries that keep suspense going. On the water, by boat, two women and a man are coming. A group of citizens are waiting for them, while talking loud to one another, making it clear that they are arguing, but leaving an impression of complicity at the same time.

It’s an intelligent and well reigned dialogue, so that the mystery is not revealed but it’s not completely hidden either. The villagers meet in the graveyard at night, with all the necessary “gear” for a ritual. If so far the film seems to be fitting the Romanian horror shorts, the public will be faced with an upturn.

You can watch the continuance in the shorts section of Romanian short films online on Cinepub.ro.

Lines:

“Folks, please! The whole village can hear us!”

“Where’s the grave?”

We’ll just remove the lid, wash the bones and put them back.”

Festivals:

  • Anonimul International Independent Film Festival – Romania, 2013

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