Synopsis: Three days after the terrorist attack on the offices of Parisian weekly Charlie Hebdo and forty days after the death of his father, Lary, a doctor in his forties is about to spend the Saturday at a family gathering to commemorate the deceased. But the occasion does not go according to expectations. Forced to confront his fears and his past, to rethink the place he holds within the family, Lary finds himself constraint to tell his version of the truth.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Cristi Puiu
  18 wins & 17 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
173 min

Hold on, damn it!

Didn't I tell you to stay upstairs?

What's that?

-It's what Daddy got for you.

But Mom!

I don't need this crap.

Stop being so antsy!

... you don't leave her alone.

Not alone in the house.

It's not that...

-Let me talk to her!

Come on...

Don't forget that Sabina,

who Andreea hates, obviously.

As she's a stupid peasant,

with her parents picking strawberries

in Spain,

is Sleeping Beauty.

And you bought her the exact same dress

Sabina wears in the play.

Just so you understand.

So she'll be wearing the exact

same dress as that peasant.

I doubt it's that serious.

-It's very serious!

Because the whole show, the dance,

the choreography,

is based on an encounter between:

Snow White, Sleeping

Beauty, Mulan, Cinderella

and Belle from Beauty and the Beast.

You can't have two Sleeping Beauties

on the same stage.

There won't be, if Mrs Oprescu makes her

a Snow White dress.

OK! But the problem is

you didn't listen to what she said.

She even texted you.

She asked me to buy a Snow White dress

from the Disney store.

Of course!

-Of course what?

I thought

the fuchsia one was prettier

and can pass

as a Snow White dress.

Ever seen the movie? It's yellow.

-Ever read the book?

Do the Brothers Grimm say

what colour the dress is?

As if Disney's a reference!

Don't you get it?

The show's about Disney's characters!

Disney doesn't respect the tales!

Those dancing dwarves

and a Ken lookalike prince!

Don't you understand that the show

is about these Disney characters?

What's it got to do

with the Brothers Grimm?

Did they write Mulan?

I'm not saying you're wrong,

but you could make an effort

to listen to her,

it doesn't hurt!

The dress is pretty,

but it clashes with the others!

We should stop at Carrefour,

the fridge is empty.

We'll stop on the way back.

The trunk's full.

So what? We'll put them in the back.

It's Saturday.

They close at 4pm.

Since when does Carrefour close at 4?

What Carrefour?

The post office.

Carrefour closes at 10pm,

the post office at 4pm.

We'll stop at the

post office on the way.

It's OK, baby.

I spoke to Mrs Oprescu,

it'll be ready for Friday.


Why Wednesday?

Well, Wednesday,

you'll go in sweatpants.

We'll sort it out!

Keep talking to me like that

and we won't be friends!

Instead of wasting time

on Internet,

you should've made sure

Daddy knew what the show is about.

You're pushing it.

What about the brown shoes

with bows?

Black or brown, it's the same!

Nobody will tell the difference.

Finish your homework if you want

to come shopping with us.


In the real story, the stepmother tries

to kill Snow White three times:

with a comb, a bodice

and then with the apple.

Alright, I understand...

But why the Cinderella shoes?

If she doesn't like them,

she shouldn't wear them!

I liked them.

I'll wear them myself.

You go shopping on the water.

You get on a boat, you pay,

and you go out on the lake...

...the stands aren't on land,

but floating, on boats.

There are all kinds of fresh food:


fish, cooked food.

You buy it and eat it on the boat.

I don't know...

Why? It's really cool.

-No, it sounds really interesting.

I'm not kidding...

Going shopping on a boat

sounds great.

Where would you prefer?

I agree.

To hell with Greece.

That's right, not Greece!

In Greece, you can't go

and buy food on a boat.

I'm sick of Greece,

it's like going to work.

OK, let's check out Bangkok.

A floating market, that Muji thing...

The Lumphini Park and lots of temples.

There's the Big Buddha...

A big Buddha, eh?

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Cristi Puiu

Cristi Puiu (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈkristi ˈpuju]; born 3 April 1967) is a Romanian film director and screenwriter. With Anca Puiu and Alex Munteanu, in 2004 he founded a cinema production company, naming it Mandragora. After returning to Romania, Puiu started writing and directing his first films. more…

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