Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
This Romanian family drama examines a modern family in turmoil as it is ripped asunder by social and economic problems caused by the demise of Communism. The film is set in a grim little burg on the Danube, 100 miles northeast of Bucharest. Fane, the main character, has just been fired from his factory job. He cannot find work, so begins to hit the bars. He also hangs out with his friends, former freedom fighters, out in the country. Fane's teenage daughter Vali wants to study in Bucharest; she works nights and saves her money. Nilu, his youngest son, has just joined a gang. The eldest brother Viorel discovers that Vali is earning money by hooking in a trashy bar, he destroys the place. He is sent to jail. Vali and Nilu take off for the capital. Fane tries to organize a strike against the factory bosses. The results are tragic.
alcoholism, Communism, family, family-strife, finances, freedom-fighter, striker, unemployment