- October 12, 1968
Based on a short story by Romulus Vulpescu.
Directed by: Ada Pistiner
Script: Ada Pistiner
Cast: Wolfgang Ernst Gyurgyevich, Romulus Vulpescu
Cinematography: Florin Cornea, Mihai Narti
Music: Sergiu Mihail
Category: short film
Duration: 12 min
1,144 – Cinepub viewers
Escaping from a totalitarian society, in which music is banned, is rendered impossible, and the violent death of the artists, imposed by the supreme ruler, is carried out with no hesitation by his obedient servants.
“The Dictator and His Servant” the graduation film of Ada Pistiner, who would become one of the most appreciated directors of the “Alexandru Sahia” Film Studio, is an allegory in which a young and beautiful poet (played by the writer Romulus Vulpescu) is condemned to death by a dictator (seductive, in turn), because he had dared to unleash the music in his heart. The execution ritual is carefully constructed by the director and the two image directors (Florin Cornea and Mihai Narti) as a true choreography of the death.