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Tribune movie critic3 stars (out of four) Live television going down in flames is always good for a laugh. Much of the stone-faced Romanian comedy "12:08 East of Bucharest," a clever rumination on the vagaries of the past, concerns the casual assemblage and painfully screwy...
THIS year's Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner, "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days," chronicles a bleak day in the life of a pregnant college student who enlists her roommate to arrange an illegal abortion. Writer-director Cristian Mungiu's drama...
Tags: Celebrities, Death, Cannes Film Festival, Abortion, Movies
Though Cruise West is well known for its cruises to Alaska, of late it has reached out to cover the world. Its newest foray far from home is a river cruise on the Danube between Vienna and near Bucharest, Romania, with stops in Hungary, Croatia, Serbia...
Fall colors lend a mystical air to the land of Bram Stoker's famous Count, it seems, as Romania's castles, mountains and gorges take on the reds and golds of autumn. The "Transylvanian Fall Foliage Special Tour for Seniors" hits the highlights of the...
Tags: Travel, Romania, Trips and Vacations, Bram Stoker
Tribune movie critic4 stars (out of four) It takes a while to adjust to its rhythm, but the Romanian film "The Death of Mr. Lazarescu" is a rich, strange and weirdly gratifying odyssey. Characterize the film any of three ways and its qualities sound unresolvable. It is a...
Times Staff WriterTo borrow a phrase from Gabriel García Márquez, it's apparent from its title that "The Death of Mr. Lazarescu" is a chronicle of a death foretold. We know how one particular long night of the soul will end for our protagonist, even if he and the people he...
Times Staff WriterAlong the route to MediaPro Studios, packs of feral dogs wander unpaved streets, children as young as 7 beg for handouts, and some government buildings still bear the bullet scars of the 1989 revolution. But for a growing cadre of Hollywood producers, the...
Special to The TimesDoes the world really need another werewolf movie? Why does Agnes Bruckner look so glum? And what has happened to the career of French heartthrob Olivier Martinez? These and other questions are prompted by the arrival of "Blood and Chocolate" from German...
Tags: Movies, Entertainment, Romania, Family, Katja Riemann
Orlando Sentinel movie critic1 star (out of four) Whenever the leader of the pack passes another werewolf, the lesser canine pulls his or her hair away from his or her neck, and bows his or her head. It's a doglike show of submission. That's the one cool thing in ``Blood and...
Washington BureauFor the moment at least, the international coalition against terrorism appears strong enough to survive its first significant stress over the Middle East, U.S. officials and experts said Tuesday, even as the United States attracts Arab criticism by...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday October 10, 1997 Bertrand Tavernier's superb "Capitaine Conan" takes us into the Balkans as World War I ends for a subtle and resonant study of friendship, politics and class differences as the men who helped win the war for France are...
Tags: France, Canal+, Sociology, Tommy Lee Jones, Bulgaria
Secretary of State Colin Powell will participate with officials from the 55 countries in Europe's top security body in a two-day conference on combating terrorism in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks. Mircea Geoana, chairman of the Organization for...
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