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The Death of Mr. Lazarescu

2006 Rated R 2hr 30m

The plot of Romanian director Cristi Puiu's real-time drama is simple, following the travails of an ailing old man (veteran actor Ion Fiscuteanu) who waits for his illness to overtake him as a weary paramedic (Luminta Gheorghiu) shuttles him between hospitals. Inspired by filmmaker Eric Rohmer's Six Moral Tales, Puiu's slyly metaphorical satire is the first installment of the planned series Six Stories from the Bucharest Suburbs.

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Movie Details

2006 Independent Spirit Awards®
  • Best Foreign Film nominee
Language and brief nudity
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

Romany: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; director's commentary.