Feature trailer for Tales from the Golden Age.

The final 15 years of the Ceausescu regime were the worst in Romania's history. Nonetheless, the propaganda machine of that time referred without fail to that period as "the golden age"... Tales from the Golden Age adapts for screen the most popular urban myths of the period. Comic, bizarre, surprising myths abounded, myths that drew on the often surreal events of everyday life under the communist regime. Humor is what kept Romanians alive, and Tales from the Golden Age aims to re-capture that mood, portraying the survival of a nation having to face every day the twisted logic of a dictatorship. On the occasion of Ceausescu's working visits, countryside mayors ended up hanging fruit in trees to make sure their villages would be noticed, obeying even the strangest orders from the ferocious Party activists.

Duration
2 min 42 sec

Views
3,206

Posted On
November 27, 2012
Director
Hanno Höfer

Writer
Cristian Mungiu

Studio
Independent

Release
September 18, 2009
Cast
Alexandru Potocean
Avram Birau
Vlad Ivanov
Ion Sapdaru
Diana Cavalioti
Trailer Tracks
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