Best Director, Cannes 1965

Directed by: Liviu Ciulei
Country: Romania
Year: 1965
Length: 154 minutes
Genre: drama

Transylvania, 1916. Although ethnically Romanian, Apostol Bologa is raised within the confines of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and is taught his own history from the Hungarian perspective while growing up. While serving in the Austro-Hungarian army during World War I, he meets Czech officer Klapka, whose proud nationalism reawakens Bologa’s own ethnic pride while he’s serving on a military tribunal against one of his countrymen.

Directed by: Liviu Ciulei

Screenplay: Titus Popovici

Cinematography: Ovidiu Gologan

Editing: Yolanda Mîntulescu, Dan Naum

Sound: Anusavan Salamanian

Production Design: Giulio Tincu

Victor Rebengiuc

Liviu Ciulei

Ştefan Ciubotăraşu

Original language: Romanian
Subtitles: English