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Cristian Mungiu


125' - 2022 - Drama - Dialogue: Hungarian, German, French, English, Romanian
Director: Cristian Mungiu With: Marin Grigore, Judith State, Macrina Barladeanu
After six years, Cristian Mungiu is (finally!) back with a new cinematographic gem that makes his 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days look like a hopeful ride. Abandon all hope, ye who enter here!
Crisis in Romania! The opposite would be surprising in a film by Cristian Mungiu, who was awarded the Palme d'Or in 2007 for 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, a film devoid of hope. His latest film, R.M.N., is set in a small town in Transylvania where people of different ethnicities have lived together peacefully for decades. But when a group of Sri Lankan workers settles in the village, racism seems to gush out of every pore of the inhabitants. One of them, Matthias, has just lost his job in Germany – a job that paid much better that what he can earn in Romania – because he stood up to a racist foreman. Meanwhile, he has to take care of his sick father, his wife no longer forgives him his adultery, and his young son has stopped talking. Mungiu weaves the various storylines into a drama that offers much food for thought.
“R.M.N. is the Romanian acronym for an MRI, which one of the characters receives in the film, and which is an apt term for a movie that gives a full-scale brain scan to a nation beset by multiple conflicts of the racial, social, political, national, ecological, and, at least here, emotional variety.” - The Hollywood Reporter
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16.10 Director's Talk: Cristian Mungiu

After the screening on 16.10 Cristian Mungiu will be present for a Director's Talk.

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Cristian Mungiu


Marin Grigore, Judith State, Macrina Barladeanu


Cristian Mungiu

Director of Photography

Tudor Vladimir Panduru


Mircea Olteanu


Cristian Mungiu

Production studios

Mobra Films


September Film

More information


Hungarian, German, French, English, Romanian

Countries of production

Belgium, Romania, France




Cristian Mungiu
Horia Viorel Brief (short, 1996), Mariana (short, 1997), The Hand of Paulista (short, 1998), Zapping (short, 2000), The Firemen's Choir (short, 2000), Nothing by Chance (short, 2000), Occident (2002), 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007), Tales from the Golden Age (2009), Beyond the Hills (2012), Graduation (2016), R.M.N. (2022)

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