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Last Stop Paradise

A Feature film by Lucian Pintilie

Produced by MK2 Films (ex MK2)

Release in France : 07/10/1998

    Synopsis

    On the outskirts of Bucharest one hot summer day, Norica, a young waitress and Mitu, a pig farm worker, meet, taunt each other and play at who will drink and dare the most. Next morning, Mitu’s mind is a blank. What happened between them? But their affair is more than a shot in the dark. It could easily gel into something like marriage, if it weren’t for two blots on the horizon: Norica’s intention to marry Gili, her 50-year-old boss and lover, and the sudden news that Mitu has been drafted into the army for two years.

    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    MK2 Films (ex MK2)

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    MK2 Films (ex MK2)

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    Subject

    Mitu Cafanu is my most radical character to date. His stubbornness and his fury against privileges, which gradually build up to fever pitch, give him the luminous, even mystical aura of an idiot — in fact the film could have been named “The Idiot”. His radicality doesn’t show so obviously at first, because of his absurdist humor, but underneath it’s always there. Naturally, he also applies it to his games of love and luck. (Lucian Pintilié)

    Full credits (9)

    Executive Producer :

    Marin Karmitz

    Director of Photography :

    Silviu Stavila

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Monica Donati

    Production Designer :

    Calin Papura

    Still Photographer :

    Jérémie Nassif

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    Romanian

    Production country :

    Romania

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (Romania)

    Production year :

    1998

    French release :

    07/10/1998

    Runtime :

    1 h 48 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    92.666

    Visa issue date :

    14/10/1998

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Director

    Festival Selections (4)

    Rotterdam International Film Festival - 1999

    Rotterdam International Film Festival (Netherlands, 1999)

    Selection

    Main Program Section Feature Films

    Venice International Film Festival  - 1998

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1998)

    Selection

    Official Competition

    Awards

    Venice International Film Festival  - 1998

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1998)

    Awards

    Special Jury Prize