A quattro anni di distanza da Sieranevada, Cristi Puiu ha completato il suo nuovo film, Malmkrog, che sarà in concorso alla Berlinale.
E’ il suo quarto film dopo gli acclamati La morte del Sig. Lazarescu e Aurora. Per la prima volta è un film in costume.
E’ tratto da “War and Christianity: Three Conversations di Vladimir Solovyov“, pubblicato nel 1915.
The guests who come to the mansion of aristocratic landowner and man of the world Nikolai over the Christmas holidays are hand-picked. Among them is a politician, a young countess and a general with his wife. They converse and dine – what a wonderful, much-missed way of life – indulge in parlour games and discuss the right form of authority in the face of political impotence as well as progress and morality, death and the Antichrist. As the debate becomes more heated, cultural differences become increasingly apparent and the mood grows tense. In the end, everyone will become a victim of his or her own discourse.
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