The Oak

by Lucian Pintilie 1h40min Romania 1992
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Film details

The Oak
by Lucian Pintilie

A description of Romania before Ceausescu's downfall, through the story of Nela. Daughter of a former colonel of the Securitate, the Romanian political police. She refused to become as her sister, an agent of this Securitate, and lives with her father. After he died, she leaves Bucarest, and ends up in a little town, where she meets Mitica, a surgeon, another herself, laughing of everything.

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[ MP4 HD - Stéréo 2.0 ]


  • Maia Morgenstern : Nela
  • Razvan Vasilescu : Mitica
  • Victor Rebengiuc : Le mairie du village
  • And with: Dorel Visan, Dan Condurache


  • Director Lucian Pintilie
  • Scenario Lucian Pintilie
  • Original work author Ion Baiesu
  • Photo director Doru Mitran
  • Set Design Calin Papura
  • Costume Design Svetlana Mihailescu
  • Editing Victorita Nae
  • Producer Sylvain Bursztejn, Lucian Pintilie, Eliane Stutterheim
  • Production Compagny Les Films du Scarabée, MK2 Productions, Parnasse Production, Studio of Cinematographic Creation of the Romanian Ministry of Culture
  • Distributor MK2 Productions

Technical information

  • Original sound mixStéréo
  • Production1992
  • Release date for France09/16/1992
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageRomanian
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