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Do Not Expect Too Much From the End of the World

Nu aștepta prea mult de la sfârșitul lumii

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Radu Jude takes two days in the life of an overworked Romanian production assistant, Angela (the incredible Ilinca Manolache), and gives us an urgent, pissed off, sourly funny polemic on the state of late capitalism that anyone can relate to. Tasked with filming half a dozen audition tapes with accident victims for a corporate work safety video, Angela also makes time to post scabrous TikTok videos as her cult alter-ego, Bobita, using a filter to transform herself into a misogynist Andrew Tate clone. On top of which Jude also throws in parallel clips from a (genuine) 1981 Romanian movie, Angela Moves On, about a Bucharest taxi driver played by Dorina Lazar. The Godard of our times, Jude is an essential filmmaker for anyone serious about political cinema. Exploitation, discrimination and hypocrisy are his targets; dialectics are his dynamite. Adventurous, audacious, infuriating and inspiring, the film won the Special Jury Prize at Locarno last month to set beside the Golden Bear he won at Berlin for Bad Luck Banging, or Looney Porn two years ago.

The film further confirms Radu Jude as one of the most idiosyncratic, uncompromising, and intellectually vigorous of living filmmakers.
Slant Magazine

 

Special Jury Prize, Locarno 2023

Director
Cast

Ilinca Manolache, Ovidiu Pîrșan, Nina Hoss, Dorina Lazăr, Katia Pascariu

Credits
Country of Origin

Romania/Luxembourg/
France/Croatia

Year

2023

Series

Showcase

Language

In Romanian with English subtitles

Film Contact
18+
163 min
Award Winners Comedy Drama

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Credits

Executive Producer

Diana Caravia

Producer

Ada Solomon, Adrian Sitaru

Screenwriter

Radu Jude

Cinematography

Marius Panduru

Editor

Cătălin Cristuțiu

Production Design

Cristian Niculescu, Andreea Popa

Director

Radu Jude headshot

Radu Jude

Radu Jude is a Romanian director and screenwriter. In 2006, he made the short film The Tube with a Hat, winner of more than 50 international awards. Jude’s feature debut The Happiest Girl in the World (2009) was selected for more than 50 international film festivals. Titles such as Aferim!, Scarred Hearts and Everybody in Our Family followed and won multiple awards. I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians (2018) won the Crystal Globe for Best Film and Label Europa Cinema Prize in Karlovy Vary in 2018 and Bad Luck Banging, or Loony Porn the Golden Bear at Berlin in 2021.

Filmography: The Happiest Girl in the World (2006); Aferim! (2015); Scarred Hearts (2016); I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians (2018); Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (2021)

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