OXYGEN

OXIGEN

By Adina PINTILIE

MANEKINO FILM

unknown - Completed 2010

" Water is licking your fingers,
wind is playfully pulling your hair,
look! look! do you see
how light is falling through the bars?!"
Haiku 1965, Anonymous

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • unknown
    • Countries
    • ROMANIA
    • Languages
    • ROMANIAN
    • Duration
    • 40 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Adina PINTILIE
    • Writer(s)
    • Adina PINTILIE
    • Producer(s)
    • Constantin POPESCU (Filmex Romania), Adina PINTILIE (Manekino Film)
    • Synopsis
    • “Oxygen” is a free re-enactment of a real case: a man who tried to cross the Danube illegally using an oxygen cylinder, to escape the communist Romania. Yet, the facts are reinterpreted in a highly subjective vision. On the border between fiction, documentary and visual art, the film depicts an emotional landscape, a man’s inner journey towards a healing hereafter.  
      During the communist dictatorship in Romania (1945-1989), thousands of people risked their lives in the attempt to run away from the country. Despair made them invent the most incredible methods to cross the border illegally.
      Some of them managed to escape, but many lost their lives in these attempts.
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