Top positive review
on 7 December 2013
I am Romanian, so I was really looking forward to watching this. The story follows a well-off woman's efforts of ensuring her son is not jailed for killing a 14-year old in a road accident. Her efforts are representative of how the Romanian society functions: nepotism and the well-off are well connected within Government and public services such as Police or hospitals and anything is possible by making a few phone calls and greasing a few palms.
The story also shows how dysfunctional this family is, how unhappy and needy and dependent they all are and how much they dispraise each other, even though socially they can all function well.
I thought the photography was very poor, hand held camera is all over the place, but the acting is exceptional. I particularly liked the scene in which the mother visits the victims mother and she talks about her son with the same heartbreak as the victims mother - a similarity of situations in which they both lost their sobs and were grieving for them.