Mush Have: a bottle of Pepsi

Peter Kerek, one of the most experienced Romanian theatre directors, also tried film directing. He started as a TV series and TV films director and then he moved to fiction. His short movie, “Wonderland”, was selected in a large number of film festivals around the world.

Wonderland - Peter Kerek - CINEPUB

Director: Peter Kerek
Scriptwriter: Peter Kerek
Cast: Ilie Mitulescu, Alina Berzunțeanu, Mircea Rusu
Produced by: Anca Puiu
Director of Photography: Raphael Beinder
Editor: Ioachim Stroe
Category: short movie
Genre: drama
Year: 2012
Duration: 22 minutes

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A bottle of Pepsi was in communist Romania any child’s dream. Istvan, 9, is lucky to find such a bottle in the house of a security officer, who is in charge of his and his mother’s emigration to the Federal Republic of Germany.

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Many are those who, during the communism times, felt just like Istvan – the little boy who finds himself visiting a place completely different than any other place or house he has ever visited before and who is determined to find (and to empty) the promised Pepsi bottle, which does not reach him in an official way, but at the end of a treasure hunt.

Included in the online Cinepub short movies collection, Peter Kerek’s film offers a perfect and subtle balance between the grey days nostalgia and the profound drama of a lonely mother who is ready to sacrifice anything in order to exit the country and to reunite with her husband in the Federal Republic of Germany.


  • 3rd Pune Short Film Festival 2013
  • “Tous Court” Festival – Aix en Provence, 2013
  • Divan Film Festival, 2013
  • River Film Festival, 2013
  • “Curtas Vila do Conde” International Film Festival, 2013
  • Kerala International Film Festival, India
  • Odense International Film Festival, Denmark
  • Nancy International Film Festival, France