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EASTERN BUSINESS

By Igor COBILEANSKI

ALIEN FILM ENTERTAINMENT - as PROD

Black comedy - Completed 2016

An unlikely friendship between two different Moldavians who dream of fortunes. An absurd road movie scattered with laughers as well as gloom.

Festivals
& Awards

Tallinn Black Nights IFF 2016
Main Competition Jury Prize for Best Script/ Best Actor
Tallinn Black Nights IFF 2016
Best Script
Tallinn Black Nights IFF 2016
Best Actor
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Black comedy
    • Countries
    • ROMANIA, LITHUANIA, MOLDOVA
    • Languages
    • ROMANIAN, RUSSIAN
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 87 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Igor COBILEANSKI
    • Writer(s)
    • Igor COBILEANKSI
    • Producer(s)
    • Iuliana TARNOVETCHI (ALIEN FILM)
    • Synopsis
    • Eastern Business is a dark comedy full of humor and absurd situations. The film tells the story of an unlikely friendship between two Moldavian men, Marian, an intellectual choir singer, and Petro, a sneak thief loser.
      Confronted with poverty and lack of perspective, the two men start an exhausting journey, trying to make money to reach their dreams. Marian wishes to finally marry his fiancée, Veronica, and Petro dreams about buying a crane and earning money from its rental.
      Getting acquainted in jail after a stupid fight, Marian and Petro decide to become business partners and start working towards a plan. They manage to close a deal with three Caucasian gangsters and buy a wagon full of horseshoes, but they are soon robbed and everything seems to be turning to dust. Even if they are constantly followed by bad luck, the two men don’t lose their optimism and always try different things to earn their money.
      Eastern Business is a charming tragic, yet comic, film about how absurd and sarcastic sometimes life proves to be.
    • Partners & financing
    • Alien Film (RO) - producer
      Just a Moment (LT) - coproducer
      Brio Film (MD) - coproducer
      Romanian Center of Cinematography (CNC) - financer
      Lithuanian FIlm Center - financer
      HBO - financer
      TVR - financer
      Mediacom - financer
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jul 01, 2015
    • End of shooting
    • Aug 01, 2015
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