Best Intentions

Synopsis: Alex, in his mid-thirties, is a quite neurotic character. When his mother is hospitalized with a stroke, the caring son's life gets out of track. At the hospital he finds himself in a burlesque kind of human zoo full of unexpected characters and surprising events. Trying to manage the situation in between everybody's advice, he's coming hypochondriac. While his mother seems to feel perfectly fine Alex is making his own set of mistakes - throughout with best intentions.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Adrian Sitaru
  6 wins & 10 nominations.
105 min


I went already...

I just got home.

I'll tell you when we meet.

I don't know.

I saw it, but I didn't like it.

I don't know...

'Cause I don't!

What am I s'posed to do

if I don't?!

Okay... bye...

Did you really throw them out?

- Delia! Did you?

- I told you to throw them out...

You keep a lot of crap!

How many times did I tell you?

But that's not the way to do it!

You could've told me


Really love, what's the big deal

You've had them for 10 years!

I hope you're not upset...

They were in tatters!

Of course I'm upset!

They were a souvenir...

A souvenir, right...

Perhaps Alinuta gave them to you...

Not Alinuta...

I got them in the Army.

You're making such a fuss

for some briefs you wore in the Army?!

Really now...

You have a way to...

it's not the fucking briefs!

They were old, torn and yellow!

But they were a souvenir!

Don't you have thingies like this?

No! I don't keep

You're such a smartass!

You've covered the fridge

with those ugly magnets!

C'mon, love... They were yellowish

and the elastic was loose.

Why did you Keep them in the drawer

if your mom gave them to you?

You should've put them

in that memorabilia box of yours.

- Or frame them!

- I keep them Where I Want!

Are you upset, or something?

Did I keep them among your panties,

or something?

- How were they hindering you?

- You really are upset!

- Alex...

- Leave me alone...

From now on,

you'll clean up all by yourself!

Well, I don't wanna...

This is the last time

I take care of your things!

No shit!

Gabi... Why is it so complicated

to send me that link?

I got that, but I Wanna check it

beforehand, okay?

Okay... Did you check with KLM, too?

How much?!


No, no...

No, no...

Okay, bye...

Why are you so upset?

If anything, I should be the one...

- I'm not upset... Bye, Kiss ya...

- Well... don't you?!

I'll kiss you tonight... maybe...




Gabi, really,

what's so complicated?!

So... as you're walking

on the right, on Pache Blvd...

yeah, you go past Izvor...

Okay man, on Elisabeta Blvd.

If you pref en on the right...

it's an orange sign, B something...

it's an open air pub.

At 4 o'clock, right...

But mind you!

You can't see it from the street,

you have to go in first.

No, the beer is on me...

Because I Want to.

Okay see ya there.


Hi dad, how are you?

What a surprise...

I was about to go out...


I got time, tell me...

No, not later. Tell me now.

No, tell me now!

What happened?

Dad... Dad!


When is he gonna tell you?

Okay... Call me...

I'll be Waiting...


I can't meet with you, sorry...

Mom's not okay

and I have to go home...

Thanks, but there's nothing

you can do... Bye.

I see...

Whenever I need you,

you don't have time,

your battery's empty,

or I don't know What!

Yeah, I am,

'cause that's the way you are!

Dad called and told me

that mom was taken to the hospital...

A stroke...

They x-rayed her

and now dad's going to the doctor's

to see what's going on.

Dad... He called me...

He was scared...

He Went to the hospital

and found mom in a wheelchair,

repeating herself...

She couldn't remember

how she got there!

He couldn't reason with her

'cause she kept repeating herself,

don't you get it?

And the doctors told him

that it's a blood vessel

which is either obstructed or broken

and causes internal hemorrhage.

Why? Does Susu

Know about these things?

Okay, I'll call him..

Listen, I'm leaving

by the 17:
15 train...

No, what can you possibly do?

Okay, bye...


Hi Susu, Alex her...

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Adrian Sitaru

Adrian Sitaru (Romanian pronunciation: [adriˈan siˈtaru]) is a Romanian director, producer and actor, born in 1971. He is the author of several short films, of which Valuri ("Waves", 2007), the most well-known, has received numerous prizes. Notably, he also worked with Costa Gavras in the making of Amen. (2002). His first feature film, Pescuit sportiv ("Hooked"), for which, besides being the director, he also wrote the script, has been screened in film festivals from Toronto, Palm Springs, Estoril and in the main competition of the 2009 Premiers Plans Festival in Angers, France. In 2010, his latest short film, Colivia ("The Cage") won the DAAD Short Film Award at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale). more…

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