4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days

4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days

4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days

Winner of the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival 2007, this is a grueling drama about illegal abortion in 1980s Romania. Otilla and Găbiţă share the same room in a student dormitory. They are students at a small University in Romania, during the last years of communism. Găbiţă is pregnant, abortion is illegal and neither of them have dealt with anything like this before. Otilia rents a room in a cheap hotel to do the dirty business.

4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days belongs to a larger project called: Tales from the Golden Age - a subjective history of communism in Romania told through the eyes of its people. It is the first film of the series.

Palme d'Or winner, Cannes 2007.
2008Rating: R16, nudity, content that may disturb109 minsRomaniaRomanian
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Variety

Variety

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Pitch perfect and brilliantly acted, 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days is a stunning achievement, helmed with a purity and honesty that captures not just the illegal abortion story at its core but the constant, unremarked negotiations necessary for survival in the final days of the Soviet bloc.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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It’s a pitiless, violent story that in its telling becomes a haunting and haunted intellectual and aesthetic achievement.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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An unsentimental, uncompromising and angry masterpiece with not a trace of preachiness.

5.0
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Newshub

Newshub

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It's distressingly real, incredibly grim, and an experience that will stay with you for far longer than the title might suggest.

4.0
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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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Tense, kinetic, intelligent and real – as if Paul Greengrass had remade Vera Drake.

5.0
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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

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Cleverly, Mungiu uses the whole frame, frequently placing characters on the edge and even outside it. But be warned, while most of this understated, subtle, tense talk-fest is implicit (nudity is tastefully and artfully shot), there is one disturbing image most certainly not for the faint hearted. Proof that subtlety and silence can produce powerful drama.

4.0
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BBC

BBC

press

This is a film about cruelty, but one which channels humanity. Brilliant.

5.0
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Variety

Variety

press

Pitch perfect and brilliantly acted, 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days is a stunning achievement, helmed with a purity and honesty that captures not just the illegal abortion story at its core but the constant, unremarked negotiations necessary for survival in the final days of the Soviet bloc.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It’s a pitiless, violent story that in its telling becomes a haunting and haunted intellectual and aesthetic achievement.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

An unsentimental, uncompromising and angry masterpiece with not a trace of preachiness.

5.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

It's distressingly real, incredibly grim, and an experience that will stay with you for far longer than the title might suggest.

4.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Tense, kinetic, intelligent and real – as if Paul Greengrass had remade Vera Drake.

5.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Cleverly, Mungiu uses the whole frame, frequently placing characters on the edge and even outside it. But be warned, while most of this understated, subtle, tense talk-fest is implicit (nudity is tastefully and artfully shot), there is one disturbing image most certainly not for the faint hearted. Proof that subtlety and silence can produce powerful drama.

4.0
0
BBC

BBC

press

This is a film about cruelty, but one which channels humanity. Brilliant.

5.0
0

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