Director Radu Jude

Production year 2015

Length 108min.

Country Romania/Bulgaria/Czech Republic / France


In 19th century Romania, policeman Costandin and his son Ionita travel through the south of the country in search of a fugitive Gypsy slave. Costandin is a charismatic mixture between a funny Stalin and a somewhat more pragmatic Don Quixote, while Ionita seems to be quite the opposite: more like Dostoyevsky’s Idiot. Their road speedily winds through exotic landscapes and meeting hundreds of secondary characters, rendering a surprise in every scene.


Radu Jude
Radu Jude



Ada Solomon


Radu Jude, Florin Lăzărescu

Director of Photography

Marius Panduru

Production designer

Augustina Stanciu

Music by

Trei Parale


Dana Lucretia Bunescu, Momchil Bozhkov


Cătălin Cristuțiu


Teodor Corban, Mihai Comãnoiu, Cuzin Toma, Alexandru

Production company(ies)

Hi Film Productions Ada Solomon 7, Sfântul Stefan Street, 1st floor Bucharest / 023996 / Romania Tel.: +40 21 252 48 67 Email:

Radu Jude

Radu Jude graduated from the filmmaking Department of Media University in 2003. He worked as an assistant director and directed a series of short films among The Tube with a Hat (2006) (winner of more than 50 international prizes in Sundance, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Uppsala) and Alexandra (2007). His debut feature film The Happiest Girl in the World (2009) was awarded the CICAE Prize in Berlinale Forum in 2009. In 2011, he directed and produced the independent feature A Film for Friends. Everybody in Our Family (2012) is his second feature film.


The Tube with a Hat (2006, short), Alexandra (2006, short), In the Morning (2007, short), The Happiest Girl in the World (2009), A Film for Friends (2011), Everybody in Our Family (2012), Shadow of a Cloud (2013, short), It Can Pass through the Wall (2014, short), Aferim! (2015).

FILMS 2015