Support falls down

„The Breakdown” is a short film about the last part of the great theatre director Aureliu Manea’s life. A story told in an innovative way, written by Aureliu Manea himself.

The Breakdown by Gheorghe Preda - CINEPUB

Director: Gheorghe Preda
Scriptwriters: Aureliu Manea
Cast: Corina Moise, Vitalie Bantos, Gabriel Spahiu, Bogdan Dumitrescu
Produced by: Mihai Gheorghe
Cinematography by: Mircea Valentin
Film editing by: Florin Ilinca
Category: short film
Genre: drama
Year: 2011
Duration: 19 minutes
Subtitles:  english
Territories: –

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An unusual story about the mental breakdown of a nurse in a psychiatric hospital.

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Aureliu Manea has been said to be unique, unmistakable and inimitable, that his genius as a theatre director has put its print on an entire generation. The breakdown is one of the tributes brought to this great director and is part of the category of Romanian shorts brought as homage to the personality of a true artist.

Of course the symbolism of the elements in the images, the diegetic sound or the absence of some interventions meant to amplify the narrative perspective or the emotion transmitted in the frames are choices made to codify and then deconstruct dramatic moments in the life of the great director.

A delicate and unexplored subject presented in the list of Romanian shorts online section of


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