A Farewell to Fools (2013)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Drama, War

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Once upon a time, during World War II, somewhere in Nazi occupied Romania, a night of comic misadventures ensues when a boy discovers a dead soldier.




  • Gérard Depardieu and Bogdan Iancu in A Farewell to Fools (2013)
  • Harvey Keitel and Gheorghe Visu in A Farewell to Fools (2013)
  • A Farewell to Fools (2013)
  • Harvey Keitel in A Farewell to Fools (2013)
  • Gérard Depardieu in A Farewell to Fools (2013)
  • Gérard Depardieu and Bogdan Iancu in A Farewell to Fools (2013)

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7 April 2013 | benke_nandor
| not even comparable to Nicolaescu's original
Full of historical errors (they use Cluj's post-communist flag during WW2?) and lacking any of the psychological and dramatic depth of the 1972 version, this film, albeit well shot and edited, is an unnecessary re-adaptation of Popovici's text. Without firm direction and tight script, the only acting to be somewhat appraised, belongs to Mr. Harvey Keitel. Mr. Depardieu only manages to aimlessly wander through his lines, and the changed ending (as by the producers' wishes) just steals what little enjoyment was left in this venture. An interesting take though is to replace the original Romanian pope to a Transylvanian Saxon minister, thus enabling even more historical debate over the subject.

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Release Date:

15 March 2013


English, German, French

Country of Origin

Romania, Germany, Belgium

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EUR3,300,000 (estimated)

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