Afis IPIFF 2008

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12:08 East of Bucharest

Running time: 89’

Written and Directed: Corneliu Porumboiu

Producer: Corneliu Porumboiu

Cast: Mircea Andreescu, Teodor Corban, Ion Sapdaru, Mirela Cioabă, Luminiţa Gheorghiu, Cristina Ciofu


It’s the 22nd of December. Sixteen years have passed since the Revolution. We are in a small provincial town and Christmas is coming. Piscoci, an old retired man, is preparing to spend another Christmas all by himself. Manescu, a teacher of History, tries not to give away his entire salary to pay his debts. Jderescu, the owner of the local TV station, does not seem to be interested in the holidays. The time has come for him to face the history. Together with Piscoci and Manescu, he wants to find an answer to a 16-years old question: “Was there a revolution in our town or not?”