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Last Stop Paradise

Last Stop Paradise

A Feature film by Lucian Pintilie

Produced by mk2 films

Release in France : 07/10/1998


    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 (12)

    Production and distribution (4)

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    mk2 films

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    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 (12)

    Executive Producer :

    Marin Karmitz

    Screenwriters :

    Lucian Pintilie, Rasvan Popescu, Radu Aldulescu

    Directors of Photography :

    Silviu Stavila, Calin Ghibu

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Monica Donati

    Production Designer :

    Calin Papura

    Sound Mixer :

    Jean-Bernard Thomasson

    Line Producer :

    Constantin Popescu

    Foreign Producer :

    Lucian Pintilie

    Sound Recordist :

    Andreï Pap

    Editors :

    Claudine Bouché, Victorita Nae

    Costume designer :

    Catalina Ghibu

    Still Photographer :

    Jérémie Nassif

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    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    Romania, France

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    Nationality :

    50% French (Romania, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 48 min

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    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections (4)

    Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR) - 1999

    Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR) (The Netherlands, 1999)


    Main Program Section Feature Films

    Venice International Film Festival  - 1998

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1998)


    Official Competition


    Venice International Film Festival  - 1998

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1998)


    Special Jury Prize