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Contemporary Romanian CinemaThe History of an Unexpected Miracle$
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Dominique Nasta

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780231167451

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231167451.001.0001

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Romanian Exilic and Diasporic Cinema

Romanian Exilic and Diasporic Cinema

The Case of Radu Gabrea

(p.221) Chapter 13 Romanian Exilic and Diasporic Cinema
Contemporary Romanian Cinema

Dominique Nasta

Columbia University Press

This chapter focuses on Romanian filmmaker Radu Gabrea, whose exilic multi-layered career as an émigré in Germany, and later on his return to post-totalitarian Romania, has resulted in some very challenging creative work. His first film, Prea mic pentru un război atât de mare (Too Small for Such a Big War, 1969), was considered an innovative variation on the theme of the young child confronted by the atrocities of World War II. His next project Dincolo de nisipuri (Beyond the Sands, 1973), deals with the consequences of the clash between a Byzantine descendant and a community of delocalised peasants from Dobrudja, a deserted region next to the Black Sea. Gabrea's best-known film to date is A Man Like Eva (Ein Mann wie EVA, 1984). The film deals with an extremely unorthodox subject, a fictitious slice of R. W. Fassbinder's controversial existence.

Keywords:   World War II, Romanian cinema, exiles, diaspora, Germany, filmmakers

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