Directed by Bogdan George Apetri, thriller, 123 min, eng subtitles, 16+
Written by Bogdan George Apetri, Iulian Postelnicu
With Dragoș Dumitru, Vasile Muraru, Bogdan Farcaș
In the idyllic setting of Piatra Neamț, lulled by Chopin’s music and by bird song, a grouchy and increasingly unkempt police inspector with a vigilante style obsesses over the arson investigation entrusted to another colleague. A fluid camera that follows him day and night, black humour that leaves him cold, his stark – but shared – take on an illiterate suspect, accumulating debt… Nothing is as it seems.
An introspective movie that takes special care to construct each character and create total suspense, this is the second feature film by Apetri, ten years after his debut, and the first storyboard of a movie triptych, whose characters meet occasionally and who take turns in the spotlight.
“The spiritual voyage of the central character underlines a world in which the moral and ethical codes have been replaced by simple laws designed to ensure the survival of the individual at the expense of the larger society.” (Bogdan George Apetri)