Undeva la Palilula



Come on, I'm freezing!

Come on!

Welcome, doc.

Ilie sent me to greet you.

The motherfucking bozo.

He says he's busy with the funeral.

The ambulance is stuck

so I'm picking you up by train.

Gynecologist or what?


You are handsome

Really handsome.

Come on, "Philharmonic". Hit it!

What's a pediatrician doing in Palilula?

Think again.

You'll get robbed blind and eaten alive.

We don't need a pediatrician.

Don't you understand? It's a trap.

They'll corner you and eat you.

Don't go there! Just ride on.

Ride on to where Pantelica?

If you're going anyway, expect Hell.

And don't be surprised

if you grow a tail of your own.

What is it?

Mr. Popescu, God bless you.

Jump! Go with them!

They're going to Italy.

Join them! Go to Italy!

Shut up Pantelica!

Everybody's expecting him in Palilula.

Can't you see how handsome he is?

We've never had such a handsome one.

It was one winter afternoon in the '60s

that I first saw the lights of Palilula...

The town with no children...

Palilula, Palilula! Sweet terrible hell!

The love and shame of my youth!

My garbage dump...

Young, green, paradise-like...

I was young fresh out of med school.

I carried two suitcases full of books

that I never got to read.

I thought I'd stay there for three or

four weeks. I stayed there a lifetime.

It swallowed me like a frog swallows a fly.

It slowly digested me in its honey-soaked belly.

Ilie, where are you?

The doc is here!

What the hell are these

morons doing here?

Nita, you a**hole, didn't you see

this bunch of idiots gathering around?

What are you doing here?

It's not a puppet show!

Go away!

Let them watch, doc.

Shut up or you're out.

We're doing science here. We're cutting him

up and you're watching on like morons.

We're watching how you're

cutting up Mr. Pantelica.

What's the patient's job?

Why are you staring?

Have you forgotten the patient's job?

Let me tell you.

The patient's job is to lie down and suffer.

That's why he's sick in the first place.

Come over here and help! You hear me?

Who lit up the candles?

What's this? A church?

You lazy-bone rednecks...

- Who's on duty today?

- The Gynecology!

Weren't they on duty yesterday?

No! Yesterday it was Obstretics.

Today's GYN.

GYN, move it! What the hell?

Why are you standing there, comrade?

Step aside, comrade!

What's up?

Are you standing in the way of the Party?

That's not good.

- Who was the gentleman?

- Comrade Trotsky.

Virgil Cringasu, chairman of the Party.

Tudorin the administrator. Ilie Tudorin.

Who are you? The young doctor, is it?

Good evening. My name is Serafim.

Welcome. We were expecting you.

Have you had dinner?

No I haven't, thank you.

I'd like to go to the headquarters.

Wait. Wait, wait.

For Pantelica's soul.

No, thanks... I don't...

Take a sip. It works up your appetite.

They're doing an autopsy on Pantelica.

They say he got mushroom poisoning.


The man with the cigarette

is Dr. Predoleanu.

And the idiot next to him is Nita Leonardo.

What the hell should I write to dad?

The old man had asked for news

but I had no idea what to write.

FIRE DEPARTMEN Come on boss, where were you?

Everyone's waiting for you!

Good evening.

Room No.3


Room No. 2

Postnatal ward


You just drink this...

...and you'll get on your feet.

Welcome to Palilula, doc.

Thanks, I don't drink.

Just a little for Pantelica's soul.


We were all waiting for you.

Poor Pantelica didn't live to see you.

He talked a lot about you.

How come? I never met him.

He knew you.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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