THE DEAD NATION

TARA MOARTA

By Radu JUDE

HI FILM PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2017

A film constructed using the opposition of what a huge collection of recently discovered glass-plate photographs from the 30’s and 40’s tell us about Romania and what they do not show.

Festivals
& Awards

BFI London FF 2017
Official Competition
Locarno 2017
Signs of Life
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Historical, Jewish
    • Countries
    • ROMANIA
    • Languages
    • ROMANIAN
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 83 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Radu JUDE
    • Writer(s)
    • Radu JUDE
    • Producer(s)
    • Ada SOLOMON (Hi Film Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • The Dead Nation is a documentary-essay, which shows a stunning collection of photographs from a Romanian small town in the 1930's and 1940's. The soundtrack, composed mostly from excerpts taken from the diary of a Jewish doctor from the same era, shows us what the photographs do not: the rising of the anti-Semitism and eventually a harrowing depiction of the Romanian Holocaust, a topic which is not very talked about in the contemporary Romanian society.