Synopsis

Sergiu Nicolaescu’s adaptation of Titus Popovici’s screenplay “After the Storm” presents the story of 13 knights of honor who, after the tragic disappearance of Mihai Viteazul, were forced to leave the country and wander far away until, as many as will have reached, they return home.

The Immortals (1974) - by Sergiu Nicolaescu - historical film online

Directed by: Sergiu Nicolăescu
Cast: Sergiu Nicolăescu, Gheorghe Dinică, Jean Constantin, Amza Pellea, Costel Băloiu, Ilarion Ciobanu, Geo Costiniu, Ion Besoiu, Colea Răutu, Gina Patrichi, Zephi Alsec, Alexandru Dobrescu, Vasile Popa, Paul Fister, Mircea Pascu
Script: Sergiu Nicolăescu, Titus Popovici (original script)
Producers: Sideriu Aurian, Ralf Biok, Ion Doruțiu, Dumitru Iliescu, Gheorghe Ioniță, Constanța Mauriciu
Cinematography by: Alexandru David
Edited by: Yolanda Mîntulescu
Sound: Anusavan Salamanian
Muzică: Nicolae Covaci, Tiberiu Olah
Year: 1974
Category: feature film
Genre: History
Duration: 103 minutes

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PLOT SUMMARY

Thirteen former comrades-in-arms from the army of Mihai Viteazul, scattered throughout Europe, reunite and decide to return to their homeland to fulfill their oath to the Voievod, to fulfill the dream of Union.

An adventure film set against a historical backdrop. The action takes place in the early 1600s, more precisely in the year 1611.

AWARDS

  • 1974 – ACIN – Award for Male Performance (Sergiu Nicolaescu)

CRITICAL REVIEWS

“After ten years since the killing of Michael the Brave, a group of brave men from his former army try to head home, carrying with them a chest and the flag of the three united countries. The brave men face various obstacles that arise in their path, with the chest being coveted either by Austrians, Hungarians, or Turks…”Mircea Alexandrescu – 1974 (Cinema)

TRIVIA

  • Working titles: “After the storm”, “Life without death”, “There were 13”.
  • Nicolae Covaci (Nicu Covaci), the film’s composer, is the founder and leader of the Phoenix band.
  • The screenplay of the film is an adaptation of the 1968 novel “After the Storm” by the Romanian novelist Titus Popovici. The novel’s title served as the working title for this film.
  • The film’s musical score was created by Tiberiu Olah and Nicu Covaci, after Richard Oschanitzky failed to compose a musical score by the due date.Some of the music for this film was borrowed from the Romanian historical film Michael the Brave (Mihai Viteazul).About 20 minutes of music of the Romanian band Phoenix was also used but their name was removed from the film’s credits after the band defected from Comunist Romania in 1977.

LINES

“Hey, Blind Man, aren’t you afraid of death?
No, because when my time comes, I’ll die easier than you, as I only have to close only one eye!”

ARTICLES

  • „The Immortals” – film chronicle – Rodica Pop-Vulcănescu – aarc.ro
  • Truth and mythology in the historical films of Sergiu Nicolaescu – Marian Ţuţui – 2013 – cinemagia.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.

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