Synopsis

Far from being part of the dusty archive of once-fashionable works, “Waves of the Danube” is firmly placed in a timeless autonomy reserved only for masterpieces.

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Directed by: Liviu Ciulei
Script by: Liviu Ciulei, Francisc Munteanu, Titus Popovici
Cast: Liviu Ciulei, Irina Petrescu, Lazăr Vrabie
Producers: Studioul cinematografic „București”
Cinematography: Grigore Ionescu
Edit by: Rada Izrael
Sound: Oscar Coman
Music: Theodor Grigoriu
Year: 1959
Category: feature film
Genre: drama, war
Duration: 100 minutes

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PLOT SUMMARY

Two men and a woman travel on a barge loaded with weapons on the Danube in August 1944, among mines laid by the nazis. The tension between three is heightened, first by the danger, then by the suspicion and male rivalry.

WHAT CRITICS SAY:

“A film of the recent history, of «lived» history, set in August 1944, towards the end of World War II. Without diminishing the significance of the plot, Liviu Ciulei transformed the plot itself into a pretext, his bet – won – with the cinematography, consisting in the portretistic approach, in the confrontation of the characters involved in the conflict” (Călin Căliman, History of Romanian Film)

FESTIVALS

  • 1960 – Karlovy Vary – First Prize

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