4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days

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4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days ★★★½ 4 Luni, 3 Saptamani si 2 Zile 2007

Stunning, intense thriller about two college roommates who seek an illegal abortion for one of them in the hellish totalitarian state of 1987 Romania. To do so they must enter the Romanian underworld and find someone to do the procedure while dealing with low-lifes who threaten them with violence, blackmail, and humiliation every step of the way. A tightly crafted noir that uses the challenging issue of abortion as a backdrop rather than a centerpiece, instead focusing on the struggles of the two women in the face of a dangerous world they aren't meant to see. 113m/C DVD . RO Laura Vasiliu, Anamaria Marinca, Alex Potocean, Vlad Ivanov; D: Cristian Mungiu; W: Cristian Mungiu; C: Oleg Mutu.