Synopsis

Out of enthusiasm, a Militia soldier abandons his platoon and decides to fight for the cause of the Revolution. His Lieutenant and the rest of the crew look for him during the confused night of 22-23 December 1989.

The paper will be blue - by Radu Muntean - online movie about revolution on CINEPUB

Directed by: Radu Muntean
Cast: Paul Ipate, Dragoș Bucur, Ion Sapdaru, Mimi Branescu, Andi Vasluianu, Adi Carauleanu, Dana Dogaru, Alexandru Potocean, Tudor Aaron Istodor, Ion Sapdaru, Alexandru Georgescu, Dorian Boguţă, Mirela Oprişor, Gabriel Spahiu, Ana Ularu, Adrian Văncică, Leonid Doni, Lucian Ifrim, Claudiu Dumitru
Script: Răzvan Rădulescu, Radu Muntean, Alexandru Baciu
Producers: Dragoș Potop, Dragoș Vilcu
Cinematography by: Tudor Lucaciu
Edited by: Andu Radu
Sound: Dragos Stanomir
Year: 2006
Category: feature film
Genre: Drama
Duration: 95 minutes

45,311 – Cinepub viewers

PLOT SUMMARY

Bucharest, December 22 to 23, 1989.
The motorized intervention platoon, led by Lieutenant Neagu receives a patrol order through the Mărginașe neighborhoods. The radio station of the vehicle operates intermittently, and the messages that are transmitted between the armored units, the truncated emission of radio and TV stations informs VAG about some terrorists who attack the national television and throw into confusion the crew members.

Costi, one of the two soldiers of the platoon, came to make the army in Bucharest due to his father’s interventions, believes that the mission of any Romanian, after so many years of dictatorship, is to fight against Ceausescu’s supporters, regardless of the orders of the superiors and supports it. with the spoiled and stubborn air of a ready -made money boy.

He has a controversy with Lieutenant Neagu on this topic and, taking advantage of an altercation between his colleagues and a group of protesters, runs to fight on television, despite the threats and prayers of the lieutenant.

However, the soldier does not reach the television headquarters but in a villa near the television where in a confusion he is taken as a terrorist and arrested by the mixed group of military and civilians who defended the villa, while the rest of the platoon starts in the utopian and risky mission. of Costi, passing through the building under the siege of the television, where Lieutenant Neagu is disarmed and humiliated by a hysterical colonel and eventually reaching home to Costi where the boy’s mother and friend are waiting for concern.

DIRECTOR ABOUT THE FILM

“The paper will be blue does not offer a historical perspective of type History Channel, but aims to return the emotion of those days from the perspective of the small actors of the events. It is the story of losing the innocence of a generation and a popular revolt that has also brought to light what We have better and worse in us. And the spirit of solidarity, but also selfishness and evil, accumulated in decades.” explains Radu Muntean.


“The story is fictional, but it is inspired by what happened to the USLA teams in front of MAPN. Two crews of armored intervention vehicles (the same model as the ones we filmed with) went there and were shoot. After that, their bodies were defiled for a week, because the soldiers had been mistaken for terrorists. They were spat on, cigarette butts were extinguished on them, etc…. Then it was found that they were slaughtered out of a confusion.” (Radu Muntean – Re-Publik 2006)

AWARDS:

  • Anatalya Golden Orange Film Festival – Winner International Feature Film Competition
  • FilmFestival Cottbus
    • Nominee Grand Prize
    • Winner Best Director
  • Locarno International Film Festival – Nominee Golden Leopard
  • Namur International Festival of French-Speaking Film – Winner Jury Special Price
  • Warsaw International Film Festival – Nominee Grand Prix
  • Marrakech International Film Festival
    • Winner Special Jury Awards
    • Nominee Golden star
  • Gopo Awards, Romania
    • Winner Best sound
    • Winner Best actor of Supporting role
    • Nominee Best Screenplay
    • Nominee Best Director
    • Nominee Best Cinematography
    • Nominee Best Costume Design
    • Nominee Best Production Design
    • Nominee Best Feature Film
    • Nominee Young Hope Awards

ARTICLES

  • Theater and Romanian films “The paper will be blue” – 2023 – agerpres.ro
  • Les Films de Cannes à Bucharest 2019: Password “The paper will be blue”, with Radu Muntean and Alex Baciu – 2019 – Dana Medar – aarc.ro

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