Trailer for the documentary Cazul Tanacu.
"Crucified to death by a priest and some fellow nuns, a young nun died after being exposed to a ritual of exorcism performed in a remote Romanian monastery". This story was making headlines around the world in June 2005. The Middle Age scenario and spectacular media coverage stirred the imagination of the international general public. In February 2007, the priest was sentenced to 14 years inprisonment, and the nuns to 8 and 5 years respectively. What is real fact and what is fiction in this stunning story? Using archive photos, exclusive testimonies and original filmed material, the documentary goes beyond the media coverage in the case of the life and death of 23 year-old Irina Cornici. The story is complicated, as it involves malpractice, both medical and religious, and confused institutions in a new EU member country who is not yet ready abandon the communist legacy.

Film Info

2 min 53 sec Duration
  • Posted: November 03, 2012
  • Director: Tatiana Niculescu-Bran
  • Writer: Unknown or Not Available
  • Studio: Independent
  • Release: November 10, 2007
  • Cast: Unknown or Not Available

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