Synopsis

Follows the inner transformation of a man who tried to fight his demon, the love for money, and lost.

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Directed by: Victor Iliu
Script by: Titus Popovici, Alexandru Struteanu, Ioan Slavici (roman)
Cast: Ioana Bulcă, Colea Răuțu, Olga Tudorache, Constantin Codrescu, Geo Barton
Producers: Andrei Negreanu
Cinematography: Ovidiu Gologan
Edit by: Emanuela Libros
Sound: Oscar Coman
Music: Paul Constantinescu
Year: 1957
Category: feature film
Genre: drama
Duration: 105 minutes

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PLOT SUMMARY

Psychological drama, based on the novella “Moara cu noroc” by Ioan Slavici. The action takes place in the 1870s at an isolated inn near Arad. Greedy for money, the innkeeper Ghiță associates himself with Sămădău in criminal activities, but ends up destroying his life and his family.

Ghiță and Ana arrive at the inn called “Moara cu noroc.” Here, the two of them, along with their children, aim to build a better life free from worries. However, peace cannot be found at the inn unless you are in cahoots with Lică Sămădăul, so Ghiță tries to maintain a good relationship with him, as well as with the smuggler Pintea. Ghiță is dragged by Lică into various dirty businesses that will distance him from his family, and together with Pintea, he will try to expose Lică.

This film, directed by Victor Iliu, is one of the gems of Romanian cinema, portraying the psychological depth of the main character and depicting the irreversible destruction caused by the love for money.

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The film premiered on January 26th at Cinema “Patria” (formerly known as Cinema Aro), where another Romanian masterpiece, “O noapte furtunoasă” by Jean Georgescu, had its premiere in ’43.

This film is one of the gems of Romanian cinema, directed by Victor Iliu.

WHAT DIRECTOR SAID:

“When I made ‘La moara cu noroc,’ there was talk of the influence of the Western, a film genre so intimately tied to the cultural traditions and history of the American people. All of these elements existed in the novella that Slavici had written long before the Western genre gained prominence, in the spirit of an evolved critical realism.”Victor Iliu – 1956

AWARDS

  • Premii Cannes 1957
  • Palme d’Or – Victor Iliu – Nominalizat

ARTICLES

  • „La Moara cu noroc” – cronică de film – Rodica Pop Vulcănescu – aarc.ro
  • Top 10 ecranizări românești – Mihnea Columbeanu – 2012 – cinemagia.ro

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