Rent 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)

3.6 of 5 from 249 ratings
1h 49min
Rent 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (aka 4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
The friendship between two girls is tested to its absolute limits in this utterly compelling drama set in the twilight years of Communist-era Romania. Gabita (Laura Vasiliu), young and naive, is pregnant. She turns to her more pragmatic room mate Otilia (Anamaria Marinca) for help and a meeting is arranged in a downtown hotel with the shady Mr. Bebe (Vlad Ivanov). Entering a dangerous and illegal underworld where the stakes are high and nothing is as it seems, the girls are set for a life-changing experience that neither will ever forget.
Actors:
, , Laura Vasiliu, , , Adi Carauleanu, , , , , , , , Cristina Burbuz, , Emil Coseru, Georgeta Paduraru Burdujan, , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Cristian Mungiu, Oleg Mutu
Writers:
Cristian Mungiu, Razvan Radulescu
Aka:
4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile
Studio:
Artificial Eye Film Company Ltd.
Genres:
Drama
Countries:
Romania, Drama
Awards:

2007 Cannes Palme d'Or

BBFC:
Release Date:
26/05/2008
Run Time:
109 minutes
Languages:
English, Romanian
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Interviews With Director Cristian Mungiu, Actress Anamaria Marinca And Producer Oleg Mutu
  • 'The Romanian Tour' Featurette
  • Alternate And Deleted Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
31/10/2016
Run Time:
113 minutes
Languages:
Romanian
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • 'The Romanian Tour' Featurette
  • Cast and Crew Interviews
  • Alternate and Deleted Scenes
  • Trailer

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Reviews (4) of 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

The kind of thing that gives experimental cinema a bad name. - 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days review by CP Customer

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06/12/2008

Oh how simply splendid.

Such double reverse angle cinematography, with whites and reds and blacks and the extra second pause between the camera shake and then the 'oh so effective' realistic conversation.

Whilst the above was probsbly frequently said at Cannes by the jury who had lost any sense of what a good film involves, for the rest of us living in the real world, this movie is not worth watching. It is filled with clever cinematic tricks, but lacks any character realism, any subtlety, any depth, any humour and any value.

A travesty.

4 out of 10 members found this review helpful.

Actions Not Words - 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days review by CP Customer

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12/03/2009

A powerful and provoking Romanian film. Set amidst the Communist era, the grip of the state is strong, as is the fear of punishment. Identification papers must be shown everywhere and abortion is illegal, with jail terms handed out for those involved. Apart from the restrictive conditions in which the Romanian people endured, the thing that struck me the most was why these two women were friends in the first place! Gabita really is pathetic and leaves everything to Otilia to organise or she picks up the pieces. As a friend, Otilia goes above and beyond the call of duty. What we take for granted as our rights, choices and expectations in life can be so different from elsewhere in the world. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days will not be to the taste of everyone. Yet I find myself now questioning what other Romanian films are out there.

3 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

The (really) bad old days - 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days review by Kurtz

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25/07/2010

Much-lauded insight into Ceausescu-era Rumania with excellent performances by the two leads. The unremittingly grim portrait of Eastern-bloc existence, with constant surveillance, a rampaging black market and hatchet-faced petty officialdom oppress characters and audience alike, so it’s hardly a fun-filled experience, but the gritty determination of Anamaria Maninca’s character as she deals with all of the above, her whiny pal and her self-obsessed boyfriend are strangely uplifting.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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