4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)

"4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile" (original title)

Director: Cristian Mungiu

Romania, drama, 113 min, N-15



Cristian Mungiu


Anamaria Marinca, Vlad Ivanov, Laura Vasiliu


Romania, 1987, the brutal Ceausescu communist regime is in place; birth control is illegal and abortion is a crime punishable by death. Gabita (Laura Vasliu) is almost five months into an unwanted pregnancy and in meek desperation turns to her friend and roommate, Otilia (Anamaria Marinca) for help in organizing an illegal termination. Unfortunate circumstances force the two women to use a male abortionist, Bebe (Vlad Ivanov), who, in addition to an absurd amount of money, also demands sex with both women as payment.

Winner of Palm d’Or Cannes 2007