"I Do Not Care if We Go Down in History as Barbarians"
Drama • 2h 18m
Directed by Radu Jude • Drama • With Ioana Iacob, Alex Bogdan, Alexandru Dabija • 2019 • 140 minutes
“I do not care if we go down in history as barbarians.” These words, spoken by Romania’s military dictator Marshal Ion Antonescu in the Council of Ministers in the summer of 1941, started the ethnic cleansing on the Eastern Front. One of contemporary Europe's most distinctive creators has come out with an ingeniously conceived film. While it unfolds slowly and in detail, it hits the viewer with a singular emotional punch.
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