Synopsis: NELU, a man in his forties, works as a security guard at a supermarket in Salonta, a small town on the Romanian-Hungarian border...
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Marian Crisan
Production: Les Films du Losange
  11 wins & 13 nominations.
100 min

Did you catch anything?


It's OK... it's fine.

What's in there?

What've you got there?

A carp.

Nice carp...

You can't find those in Romania.

It's one of those African carp.

Do you have a fishing permit?

It's illegal without a permit.

Got one of those permit things?

But I've crossed here before.

I didn't steal it...

It's illegal without a fishing permit.

But I caught it myself.

It's not OK!

You need veterinary certificate for that.

You can only cross with 3 or 4 kilos.

Do you have a shop receipt for it?

But I've crossed with fish

before with no problems...

Because it's alive you need

something to prove it's yours.

But I caught it...

I understand that, but...

No. No.

Leave the fish here and you can go.

This is the Hungarian border.

This is not a fish market.

But we're all in the

European Union, aren't we?

This fish is not in the E.U.

Come on, my friend, let him through...

I know this guy. He's from Salonta.

Let him go.

Let him go.

Not possible!

Sir, you can go, but the fish has to stay.

I said, leave the fish here

and you can go! Now!

Come on Mr Nelu, you know the rules...

One stays inside

and the other outside.

Mr. Nelu?

Can I help you?

What does it say here?

It's potato soup.



And what do I do with it?

Well you take a pan,

...fill it with water

and put the tin there...

...and warm it up.

When the water starts to boil, it's ready.

Take it out,

open it, and you can eat it.

But this serves four.

But I live alone.

No problem.

You can put it in the fridge

and eat it later.

Will it keep?


It's biologically natural.


And this?

What does it say?

It says "lecker".

What's that?

That means it's good.

Very good.

And is it?


Hello, Nelu.

Hello, Miron.

Should I come up there?

No, no need.

I say you get those metal tiles.

They're good, they're really nice.

Aren't they expensive?

No, they're not expensive.

They're pretty cheap.

How about the chimney?

I don't do chimneys.

I stick to what I'm good at.

Come inside.


So they're cheaper...

They're good. Really nice.

Come on in.

Will you drink a palinka?

We're out of palinka.

You'll have to bring more from the cellar...


So, Nelu, what's the plan?

When do we start?

Cucu promised me some old tiles

from the factory.

You should get those metal tiles.

They're not expensive.

We'll see... If we get the loan,

we'll buy metal tiles.

We're not buying metal ones.

I have to start the job at Popa's.

And we need to talk about my fee.

What is there to talk about?

Haven't we talked already?

I've told you how much I charge.

I need half the money before I start.

You've not even started and you want money?

We'll give you as much food and drink

as you like.

That's not the way I work, Mrs. Florica.

This is how I work.

Half of the money before

and half after.

I haven't asked for any food...

Food isn't money.

Some handyman...

He doesn't need food, he needs money...

Don't take it like that, Mrs. Florica.

I don't mind starting later.

If we get that loan...

It's hard for all of us.

You shouldn't start the job

if you don't have the money.

You've got a nerve.

Out of my house before I get really angry!

You think you're so clever, don't you?

You rude pig!

I didn't insult you, Mrs. Florica...

We don't need any handyman.

Forget about it.

Come on, get out!

You're always asking people for money

before you even start!

From Victorash, too...

And their roof is still leaking.

See you, Nelu.

Get out of here!

You just sit there

like you're deaf or something!

That Miron has such a nerve...

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