Each occasion when I see this magnificent adaptation, I become nostalgic. Great actors, lovely performances and , as supreme gift, the spirit of Caragiale. A film impressive for the nuances of acting and for the introduce to the essence of a society in same measure naive, cruel and bizarre. Radu Beligan as Rica Venturiano was, for long time, the symbol of this masterpiece for me. For the status of the last surviver of cast, for the smart manner to give to the young journalist the traits of the old - new time. And Alexandru Giugaru as the terrible Dumitrache or Maria Maximilian as Veta are more than inspired interpreters but keys for a fantastic univers of appearences and illusions of a too old Romania. Short, a magnificent film and a delightfull example of impecable performances.