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Of Snails and Men

Despre oameni si melci

2012 / Romania, France / 94 min / N-16
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Director(s) - Tudor Giurgiu
Screenwriter(s) - Ionut Teianu
Actors - Dorel Visan, Jean Francois Stevenin, Robinson Stevenin, Andi Vasluianu, Monica Barladeanu
Producer(s) - Tudor Giurgiu, Oana Giurgiu, Patrick Sobelman
Cinematographer - Vivi Dragan Vasile
Editor(s) - Nita Chivulescu
Composer(s) - Vlaicu Golcea
Sales agent - ELLE DRIVER
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Dialogues - Romanian, French, Spanish
Subtitles - Lithuanian, English

The year is 1992. In the small town of Muscel, Romania, the state-owned ARO car factory has just gone bankrupt. Rumour has it that it will be privatised in a week. What the workers do not know is that their manager plans to make money from the deal and approaches two French businessmen, father and son, who are interested in buying the factory but intend to convert it into a snail cannery. There is not much space in their plan for the thousands of workers, but the only one who struggles to save the factory is the union leader George. His crazy solution scares his fellow workers somewhat, as it involves them selling their sperm to a newly opened Bucharest sperm bank. 

About Directors

Tudor Giurgiu (b. 1972 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

Filmography

"Neighbors" (1993, short), "Popcorn Story" (2001, short), "Love Sick" (2006), "Weddings, Music and Videotapes" (2008, doc.), "Superman, Spiderman or Batman" (2011, short, "Kino pavasaris"), "Of Snails and Men" (2012, "Kino pavasaris"), "Another Christmas" (2012, short, "Kino pavasaris").