Noroc (1999)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama, Romantic Comedy, Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - Canada   |  
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Synopsis by Jonathan Crow

This unusual Canadian addition to the Scandavian film movement Dogma 95, which emphasizes a realist style with minimal artifice, focuses on a Romanian photographer adrift in the confusing world of Vancouver. Forty-year-old Petru (Peter La Croix) manages to get a job as a night watchman in an aging shipyard. His grumpy boss (Jay Brazeau) offers him a place in a low-rent neighborhood filled with artists. One painter relishes urinating on his work while a pretty young sculptor (Gina Chiarelli) encourages the Romanian to show his photographs. Noroc was screened at the 1999 Vancouver Film Festival.