The World According to Ion B.

Synopsis: Ion Barladeanu is on his way to becoming an important contemporary artist, but in May 2008 he was still a tramp on the streets of Bucharest.
Genre: Documentary
Director(s): Alexander Nanau
  3 wins & 2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
8.3
Year:
2009
60 min
2 Views


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Bucharest 2008

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I don't wanna kick the bucket

too soon,

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but as long

as I'm staying here,

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I'll be a drunkard and a bastard.

'Scuse me...

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Has anything

ever hit you in the head?

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No, but it almost has. A woman

got hit with a crust of bread,

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hard as concrete...

Like that bottle over there.

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Good thing you've asked me, sonny!

That woman should tell you.

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You should have had that on film!

One more step, and...

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No, sonny, I had enough.

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A film by Alexander Nanau

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Mr. Popescu, on my word of honor,

I'm not crazy, I'm sober...

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I was dumb enough

to drink some brandy.

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I'm leaving all my works to you,

just take me out of there.

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Okay, but don't worry...

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We'll have a normal

artist-gallery owner relationship.

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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO ION B.

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By Brldeanu, 1972.

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Works and everything...

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- Ion, "trash can"! Wake up!

- Shit...

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These dustmen

have never come so early...

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Open the dumpster, Ion.

Give it here.

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Open the dumpster.

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During communism,

you couldn't do anything, sonny.

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I think you weren't even born.

Sorry... How old were you in '83?

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- 4.

- Well...

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When you were my age,

how did you imagine life?

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I didn't believe in anything,

I thought I was immortal.

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I was handsome. I was a sort of...

Have you heard of Rudolph Valentino?

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Do you know why I am in such a state?

Because of my brothers,

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my parents and my mother.

I have a brother in the country.

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If you see him, he hasn't read

a book in all of his life.

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I've read a few things.

I'll tell you about Chekov.

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When I read Chekov...

I had found a booklet.

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You know, a great Russian writer...

He wrote "Ward No.6".

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I was put in an institution once,

it was a mistake.

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Some assholes put me in there.

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He was sleeping here,

on the stairs.

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Our super got pity of him,

and took him in here.

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Many of us were... They told him

"why did you bring him here?"

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And others were...

And he said something like

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"some keep dogs..., animals,

I'll keep a human being,

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why is it bothering you?"

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I met him when I came here,

almost 30 years ago.

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I found him here.

He was alone, he had no family.

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