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Too Late

A Feature film by Lucian Pintilie

Produced by mk2

Release in France : 08/01/1997

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Studio de Création Cinématographique du Ministère de la Culture Roumaine

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MKL Distribution

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Arte France Cinéma

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Costa, a young public prosecutor, is sent to investigate the suspicious death of a miner in the Jiu Valley, in modern-day Romania. Accident or murder? Costa's probing inquiry unsettles the local authorities who fear a miners' uprising. When a second mutilated corpse is found, Costa knows it is murder...


''What happens when, after the mass euphoria caused by the apparently permanent end of

disaster, another hell soon forms spontaneously from the ruins of the previous hell? And when you cannot tackle this new hell with the arms of the past, black humour? What happens when "Evil" - recycled and renewed - with its amazing imaginative powers and its capacity for adaptation, immediately brings about an even harsher society than the one that pretended to die in order to survive? When the whole Communist nomenclature transforms itself into a class of nouveaux riches, when the Mafia replaces the old Party, when the poor of all time become no more than brainless, automated apes? When there's no longer any resistance? When nothing but exile remains?'' When everything is too late. "Too Late" is the final film in my trilogy on Communism and its destruction of Romania."

(Lucian Pintilie)

Full credits (8)

Executive Producer :

Marin Karmitz

Director of Photography :

Calin Ghibu

Press Attaché (film) :

Eva Simonet

Production Designer :

Calin Papura

Screenwriters :

Rasvan Popescu, Lucian Pintilie

Sound Recordist :

Andreï Pap

Editor :

Victoria Nae

Costume designer :

Catalina Ghibu

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Feature film

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Majority French (Romania)

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1 h 40 min

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Festival Selections

Cannes International Film Festival - 1996

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1996)


Official Competition - Feature Films