4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

Romania, 1987. The last years of the Communist regime of Nicolae Ceausescu. Students Otilia and gabita share — neighbor in the Dorm. Gabita share pregnant. Abortion is illegal and a criminal offence. Girlfriend hardly collect the amount needed for an illegal abortion. Otilia rents a room in a cheap hotel. In the afternoon she is scheduled to meet a certain Mr. Bebe. Both girls have to first go through a similar ordeal. How many of them suffer from this more?

Director:
  • Cristian Mungiu

Stars:
Release Date: 2007-08-29
IMDb icon 7.9/10
  • Country: BE, RO
  • Language: Romanian
  • Budget: EUR590,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $10,174,839
reviews
Babs Dupaix
29 August 2017 | 11:45

I think the integrity of a person defines the level of responsibility for their own actions in certain social circumstances. Add value, be a good or on the contrary exist in the way of sacrificial consumption. On my opinion, in any relationship there is an equal responsibility of the parties. Either you agree to live by the proposed rules of the game or not. For every feeling and emotion is the choice that defines the life path of each person.

For me this film was very realistic illustration of Institute relations. In what part of the altruistic impulse comes the betrayal itself, and self-sacrifice... Of the generation generation the education of women was founded behavioral attitudes in relation to men. Gender inequality. Consumer attitude of the doctor to the female body and the situation is a gross, exaggerated model in society, which leads to the events that unfold in the film.

A huge number of women have abortions, in different conditions and different circumstances. Pass through all the circles of hell, often in isolation. At this our "advanced" social world, the fact, the responsibility lies fully on  the"weaker" sex. At all hands.

It is stunningly honest and pure cinema. And if the topic raised have resonance and emotion, it means — the topic is not exhausted it is necessary to reflect, to return to this theme again and again to change something in relations with yourself each friend.

10 of 10

Betteann Fronniah
26 February 2009 | 07:51

Expectations are not met.
No matter how bad there was a time in Romania during the reign of Caucescu — not reason to not to buy a contraceptive is a pack of cigarettes in 80 lei. Figuring the brain and asking the older the population — found that the time is it was decent money. plus everything girls of Bali students. Draw your own conclusions.

Maybe I'm too biased, but I can tolerate the limit, which, incidentally, represented in this film in the face deeply pregnant Gabita of Ottilie, arrived in the city," goes to study in a technical College" (C), so that the end thereof not get distribution village.

Amused and how 10 minutes of the film runs through Ottilie the Dorm in search of the right cigarettes — like, some them don't fit!

After watching the movie — I wondered why this film got the main award of the festival — Europeans, no matter what they may was hard to understand the way of life "that" of Romania. for them it is a wild and "true life". it is the movie is not for the person who is watching this situation almost every day.

I don't deny then the people of this country was on hard times. Abortion was prohibited by law. Don't accidentally the film is called months, 3 weeks and 2 days" — it was after this period, the abortion may face serious complications. To the same in contemporary Romania there was a division for those who have made clandestine abortions — abortion to of this period, was punished less severely than after, so I thought that the killing took place for of a person. But with a purely domestic point of view, I can't figure out this girl in her act.

I was hooked and on the contrary — angry. I agree with that this is purely a movie festival.

Sydelle Rida
17 May 2008 | 07:57

80 years, Northern Romania. The era of the great Communist regime of Nicolae Ceausescu goes to decline in a small country every day the day is growing everyday and social crisis. Time when the yoke of a personality cult of its President, the country becomes almost not the poorest in Europe. This period inspired the Director Christian, by Cristian Mungiu on the creation of a large project title "tales of the Golden age" — a subjective history of communism in Romania, narrated on the material of urban legends.

As told in one interview the Director, it tries to tell us about the internal struggle through which passed many of the eyewitness accounts of the time before make your choice. The idea was so successful that the first film this series, with its a low budget, took in 2007 Cannes film festival winning the Palme d'or.

Otilia and gabita share a girlfriend, a student, sharing a room in a hostel of Technical University. Domestic difficulties the difficult time, the eternal lack of basic necessities creates the characters, though, and not like: Otilia — strong, strong-willed girl, with a direct look at life, energetic and not accustomed to retreat. Gabici — video, she the opposite of indecisive, childish man, childish, not able to think on the future, and, therefore, not failing to survive in a tough world, out-fashioned Ceausescu. But she had the experience of a load not childish adults worries.

"4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days"- this is the name of this painting — not just randomly scattered numbers. It — the pregnancy of Gauzy. In desperation, they with a friend take strict measures — abortion, for child is a poor student does not need. Knowing that this operation is a criminal offense, girls, but, rather, one of Atlia, go to a huge risk, sacrificing his health, peace of mind, my honor for the sake of correction of an oversight, committed in the time of one reckless night of love.

One of the main advantages of the film - its reality, bordering with mind. There is direct to the ugliness of explicit scenes, nor the sickening of medical episodes, but there are hints. They just reveal all the horror of abortion or the preceding voluntary rape. Thanks to the excellent camera work will not out the effect of the presence, the picture on the miracle takes the soul of his trust. The subtle psychological game of Anamarija Marinka (Otilia) and Laura Vasiliu (gabita share) draws us great story on hot feeling a cold indifference, born of circumstances, human weakness.

Changed anything today? Only abortion was more accessible, just became more permissible, people began to apply to my life in surprise nonchalantly, not considering the consequences. All this is a continuation of the endless stories that began the Christian, by Cristian Mungiu, and will she continued - depends on us.

8 from 10

faq
How much has 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $10,174,839.
How much did it cost to make 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least EUR590,000.
Who is the director of the movie 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days?
This tv-show was directed by Cristian Mungiu.
What is the genre of 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Drama, Palme d’Or winners Movies.
Who starred in 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Anamaria Marinca, Laura Vasiliu, Vlad Ivanov, Alexandru Potocean, Luminita Gheorghiu.
What is 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.9.
When was 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2007-08-29.