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This Romanian psychological drama is a compelling watch. Barbu, a young man from a privileged family has run over and killed a 14 year old boy. As Barbu confronts what he has done, he also reflects on his relationship with his own family. The plot does not get much more intricate than this, and the production is unflashy. What really stands out here are first-rate performances by all of the actors, especially Luminita Gheorghiu as Barbu's mother. They make the characters utterly convincing and command the viewer's attention, and they bring real humanity to what might otherwise have been a somewhat dreary story.