The Romanian Story 1974-1989
The parable story, written after the novel "The Pitesti Phenomenon", by Paul Goma,can be decoded by the starting motto: "We dedicate this movie to the communist prison named Pitesti-Romania, for its absolution". 1945, the final year of the Second World War. Following the order of the Allies Army, all the people with the description (name or figure) of the Nazi leaders (Adolf Hitler, Eichman, Borman, Goebbels, Eva Brown, etc) are arrested and taken to an remote bunker in the mountains. The place and the activity reminds the prisoners of the concentration camps, from where some of them just escaped. An air raid ravages the bunker, and the survivors, constantly shivered by the Fear that governed the last years of their lives, remodel the shadow society ruled by tyranny. The movie analyzes the resorts that can spring to a similar social impasse,following simultaneously the human tendency to violence. No matter the number of people living together, no matter the circumstances, there will always be one to lead, to dominate (at extreme to tyrannize), or even worse, to convince his alikes that Evil is demanded. Therefore, the eleventh commandment could be for some (at least for the movie's characters) "Do not command!" Although the arguments are general, the basis of the visionary theorization derives from the degrading experience, the inglorious bastard of the Romanian communist dictatorship.
- Apr 18, 2010
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