ONE STEP BEHIND THE SERAPHIM

UN PAS IN URMA SERAFIMILOR

By Daniel SANDU

INDIE SALES - as SALES World

Drama - Completed 2016

Gabriel has been recently admitted to a theological seminary. Trying to fit in first, he is with 3 other classmates rapidly labeled as rebel students. Indeed lying, stealing, cheating and betraying are things they have to master in order to survive in the seminary.

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& Awards

Berlin European Film Market (EFM) 2018
Arras Film Festival 2018
Compétition Européenne
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • ROMANIA
    • Languages
    • ROMANIAN
    • Duration
    • 147 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Daniel SANDU
    • Producer(s)
    • Ada SALOMON (HiFilm Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • Romania, nowdays. Gabriel is a 15-year-old teen, who wants to become a priest, he is thereby admitted to an Orthodox College. Trying to fit in first but finally realizing the system is totally corrupted and abusive, he is rapidly with 3 other classmates labelled as rebel students by the school board. Caught in the fight for power between an incorruptible but abusive priest and a cunning, crooked and unscrupulous secular teacher, the students learn that lying, stealing, cheating, gambling and betraying are things they have to master in order to survive in the seminary. Who will graduate and become a priest ? What kind of priests will they make after spending several years in this system ?
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