Synopsis

Ruxandra fails her audition at the acting university for having too much charm, so she decides to find other things to do.

A film with a Charming Girl (1966) by Lucian Bratu - drama movie online on CINEPUB

Directed by: Lucian Bratu
Script: Radu Cosasu
Cast: Alexandru Boiangiu, Cornel Coman, Valentino Dain, Victoria Gheorghiu, Grigore Gonța, Monu Grun, Ileana Stana Ionescu, Ștefan Iordache, Victoria Medea, Marin Moraru, George Oancea, Margareta Pîslaru, Emmerich Schäffer, Mihaela Stancu, D.I. Suchianu, Dorin Varga, Jorj Voicu, Romulus Vulpescu
Producers: Mihai Năstase
Cinematography by: Tiberiu Olah
Edited by: Dragos Witkowski
Sound: Bogdan Cavadia
Music:Richard Oschanitzky
Year: 1966
Category: Feature film
Genre: Drama
Duration: 94 minutes

2 – Cinepub viewers

PLOT SUMMARY

Ruxandra (Margareta Pîslaru), a young woman who failed her theater exam, uses her personal charm to prove that she can be an actress. Thus, she tries to get closer to several men: an advertising film director, an engineer randomly discovered in the phone book, and an assistant director.

DIRECTOR ABOUT THE MOVIE

Provided that I have something to say and of course talent, every director can win after a film that gradual elimination of the gap between vision and achievement. This can lead him to maturity, where the means of expression no longer oppose, but contribute to a more effective embodiment of the vision on the screen.

Then, any film is also for the filmmaker a journey into the unknown of knowledge.

A film with a charming girl brought to an end the journey of getting to know an actress who, I hope, manages to prove on the screen that she is not surpassed by the singer Margareta Pîslaru, by two great talented actors, Emmerich Schaffer and Ștefan Iordache, by a cameraman who did not was overtaken by the documentary maker Olasz Tiberiu, of some collaborators and friends who made an essential qualitative contribution to the making of the film, such as set designer Giulio Tîncu, composer Richard Oschanitzky, costume designer Tomina, editor Dragoș Vitkowski, sound operator Bogdan Cavadia. (Program booklet – Lucian Bratu)

MARGARETA PÎSLARU OPINION

Ruxandra, this “charming girl” is 18 years old and is what is commonly called a negative character. Superficial, selfish, disoriented, she is nevertheless determined to become a movie star at any cost. It confuses the fulfillment of appearances with its realization as a human identity. Ruxandra plays, refuses to take life seriously, but eventually discovers, between cabotism and sincerity, a crêpei of truth.

I received this role with great joy. He is very different from the roles in “Opera de trei parale” and “Tunnel” and also from my life. I always sought to understand my character, to identify with him, despite the fact that I still looked at him with a critical eye. (Program notebook – Margareta Pîslaru)

CRITICAL OPINIONS

“Ruxandra, a young woman fresh out of school, decides to become an actress, convinced that her personal charm can substitute for talent. After failing the entrance exam, she consoles herself with the lead role in a commissioned instructional film directed by her friend. He, who had wanted to be a sculptor, experiences a crisis of conscience over compromising with advertising. Ruxandra abandons him and, in her room adorned with photos of stars, whiles away her time, gradually climbing the ladder of success.”Tudor Caranfil, 2003 – Dictionary of Romanian Films

TRIVIA

  • For the role of Costaiche, the director’s initial intention was to cast Victor Rebengiuc, and auditions for Anastasia included, among other actresses, Mariana Buruiană.
  • At the start of production, the set design was supposed to be by Aurel Ionescu, who at one point claims to be too busy, and after some negotiations with Dan Jitianu, Tatos opts for the newcomer Andrei Both.
  • In the credits, the costume painter Svetlana Mihăilescu appears under the name Svetlana Șchiopu.

LINES

“Whoever doesn’t give two cents for death doesn’t give a franc for life.”

ARTICLES

  • A Movie with a Charming Girl – A critical study – Andrei Gorzo – editura.liternet.ro
  • A Movie with a Charming Girl (Lucian Bratu, 1966) – Ovidiu Pop – blogdefilm.ro

This premiere is part of a national archive project supported by the Romanian National Film Centre.
Special thanks goes to the Romanian Filmmakers Union and to the Romanian Film Archive.

WATCH OTHER MOVIES

Be more than a spectator!
SUPPORT CINEPUB
MONTHLY DONATION
If you like us, if you read what we write, if you watch the movies we show, reach out to us, friend! We need help. Thank you!
DONATE!
I want to DONATE one time only
2 EURO
5 EURO
10 EURO
20 EURO
50 EURO
Why we need your support?
Be more than a spectator!
SUPPORT CINEPUB
MONTHLY DONATION
If you like us, if you read what we write, if you watch the movies we show, reach out to us, friend! We need help. Thank you!
DONATE!
I want to DONATE one time only
2 EURO
5 EURO
10 EURO
20 EURO
50 EURO
Why we need your support?