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THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU

2:10

Sunday, November 17

(2005, Cristi Puiu) A lonely 63-year old man calls for an ambulance and is taken by paramedics to a hospital, and then another, and then yet another… Filmed with Wiseman-like naturalism, sparked worldwide recognition for the new Romanian cinema. 35mm. Approx. 154 min.

Reviews

“Both sad and darkly funny, the film is so sharply conceived and richly populated that it often registers like a Frederick Wiseman documentary, even though everything is scripted and every part played by a professional.”
— Jonathan Rosenbaum, The Chicago Reader

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