A film about the limits of friendship, superficiality and how bad ideas and rash decisions always lead to serious consequences.

THE DEBT by Andrei Redinciuc - short film online on CINEPUB

Directed by: Andrei Redinciuc
Script by: Andrei Redinciuc
Cast: Voicu Aaniței, Adrian Piciorea, Alexandru Pavel, Codrin Boldea, Theodor Șoptelea, Alexandru Cătănoi, Cătălin Nicolau, Eduard Burghelea, Mădălina Craiu, Florin Grigoraș, Mircea Băluță, Carol Ionescu
Producer: Mihaela Sîrbu, Victor Ștef, Andrei Redinciuc
Cinematography by: Cătălin Rugină
Edited by: Sabin Mardale
Sound: Ștefan Azaharioaei
Music: Codrin Boldea
Year: 2021
Category: short film
Genre: Dark comedy
Duration: 29 minutes

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Two loafers have to pay a debt to a loan shark. Lacking the money, they come up with the idea of stealing a mysterious and valuable object from an acquaintance’s house in the hope that they can sell it to pay off the debt.


„My mother, God rest her soul, had a saying. Beware of mad men and debts. They’ll outrunt each other to get you in the grave. If I was smarter I would’ve listened to her.”

“-What’s that, boy, Shorty?
-My bat, Toni.
-What am I supposed to do with it?
-What? Hit them on the head with the bat? Kill them? We don’t kill people, Shorty, for fuck’s sake. We beat ’em up a little bit, okay? Scare them a little, so they try shit in the future.”


  •  Audience Award for Best Romanian Short Film, ANONIMUL Independent Film Festival – Romania, 2021
  • Best Screenplay Award, Short Stop International Film Festival – Romania, 2020
  • Best Original Music Award, Short Stop International Film Festival – Romania, 2020
  • Nomination for Young Hope Award – Cătălin Rugină, Gopo Awards – Romania, 2021
  • Beirut Shorts International Film Festival – Lebanon 2020
  • Lulea International Film Festival – Sweden 2020
  • Filmul de Piatra – Romania, 2021