“i do not care if we go down in history as barbarians”

Romania, Czech Republic, France, Bulgaria, Germany, 139 min., 2018

Director

Radu Jude

Producer

Ada Solomon

Scenario

Radu Jude

Rights Holder

Beta Cinema

DOP

Marius Panduru

Cast

Ioana Iacob, Alexandru Dabija, Alex Bogdan, Ilinca Manolache, Șerban Pavlu

Production

HI Film, Endorfilm, Les Films d’ici, Klas Film, Komplizen Film, ZDF/Arte, TVR

A young artist Mariana Marin is planning to reconstruct a historical event from 1941, during which the Romanian Administration through the Romanian Army carried out an ethnic massacre on the Eastern Front. Thе film ingeniously updates Hannah Arendt’s incisive work on the banality of evil. Employing an uncompromising narrative form à la Godard, it demonstrates that committing brutal acts is not the only path to barbarism, for even a mere stunted conscience is enough to lead a person to it.

HONORS
2018 Karlovy Vary IFF (Czech Republic) – world premiere, Crystal Globe for Best Feature Film
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Radu Jude - 1

Radu Jude

Romanian film director and screenwriter. His debut feature, THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD (2009) was awarded with the CICAE prize in Berlinale-Forum 2009. EVERYBODY IN OUR FAMILY (2012) premiered in Berlinale-Forum and received the Heart of Sarajevo Film Festival, participated in the program of the 19th Minsk IFF "Listapad". AFERIM! (2015) was awarded with the Silver Bear for Best Director in Berlin. SCARRED HEARTS (2016) received the Special Jury Prize in Locarno IFF and was screened out of competition at the 23rd Minsk IFF.

Selected filmography

2009 THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD

2012 EVERYBODY IN OUR FAMILY

2015 AFERIM!

2016 SCARRED HEARTS

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