The debut feature from Cristi Puiu (director of The Death of Mr. Lazarescu) is an unnerving, verite-style thriller that reveals the lives of a group of young people living in a country still recovering from years of misrule and neglect. Coming soon.
Seeking a way to finance his own independence Ovidiu agrees to courier a bag of what appear to be pharmaceutical medicines from to Bucharest. Taking his friend Vali and his new girlfriend, Betty along for the ride, their initial high spirits are shattered when a pursuing red jeep attempts to drive them off the road.
They have no idea who's in the jeep or what they want, but a simple trip to Bucharest has suddenly become a life-threatening ordeal...
Part crime thriller, part comedy, part chase movie, part familial drama — the conscious conflation of genres in this dryly funny, political, but deceptively simple road movie quietly reveals the state of contemporary Romanian life.
Second Run present the film fom a brand new HD restoration and also includes Christi Puiu's award-winning 2004 short film Cigarettes and Coffee (Un cartuș de Kent și un pachet de cafea).