Of Snails and Men (Despre oameni ?i melci)

  • Tudor Giurgiu /
  • Romania /
  • 2012 /
  • 90 mins

Andi Vasluianu, Monica Bîrl?deanu, Dorel Vi?an, Andreea Bibiri, Jean-François Stevenin, Robinson Stevenin, Albert Dima, Ovidiu Cri?an, Alina Berzun?eanu, Valeria Seciu

The Romanian Full Monty.

Set against the background of Michael Jackson’s visit to Romania in 1992, the film tells the story of a small town confronting the realities of post-Communist life. Threatened with the closure of the local factory, the men who work there decide to buy it themselves. How to raise the money? By selling their sperm to a fertility clinic. A hilarious social satire filled with rueful insight into a recent historical transition.

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  • #1 Malcolm MacLaren / Saturday 29 June, 2013 / 00:14 GMT

    I loved this. A gentle, moving social satire with great performances and script. Very funny in places but with serious points to make about relationships and the effect of social and political upheaval on the lives of individuals. Superficially light but with hidden depths.

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