SOMEWHERE IN PALILULA

UNDEVA LA PALILULA

By Silviu PURCARETE

LIBRA FILM - as PROD

Black comedy - Completed 2011

Romania, the 60s. Serafim, a young doctor, gets his first job in Palilula, a little lost town. He encounters there a world full of weird characters, isolated in drunkenness, feasting, and orgy. Will he survive to all Palilula’s temptations?

Festivals
& Awards

Karlovy Vary IFF 2012
East of the West - Competition
Int'l Antalya Golden Orange 2012
Int'l Feature Film
Valladolid IFF 2012
Official Section
    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Black comedy
    • Countries
    • ROMANIA
    • Languages
    • ROMANIAN
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 145 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Silviu PURCARETE
    • Writer(s)
    • Silviu PURCARETE
    • Producer(s)
    • Tudor GIURGIU (Libra Film), Oana GIURGIU (Libra Film)
    • Synopsis
    • The film is placed in the 60s in Romania and tells the story of Serafim, a fresh graduate of medical school, brought by a gloomy whim of destiny to the town of Palilula. Nowhere, that is. Palilula is a ghost town, lost in the middle of the Vallahian plain. A quarantine area, a sanatorium, improbable hospital, a gynecological clinic in a settlement where no child is born. A community of Italians who forgot their language, but not the nostalgia of their canzonets. Italians with Danubian taste and disorientation.
      The young doctor Serafim will not get to practice his profession as a pediatrician, in this childless town. He will be drowning in the sweet and poisoned honey of the place, like a fly caught by a frog.
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