Cast & Crew
After years of abuse in prison, dissident writer George Vlaicu is on the verge of physical and mental collapse when an inspector from the Securitate, the Romanian secret police, makes him an offer: leave jail and continue to write poetry, but report on the activities of your old friends. Vlaicu reluctantly agrees and begins living a duplicitous existence, attempting to reintegrate himself into the artistic community, but still acting as an unwilling, rebellious informer.
Winner of the Grand Prix of the Americas at the 1993 Montreal World Film Festival.
Winner of the jury's Special Prize at the 1994 Istanbul International Film Festival.
Feature directorial debut for Radu Mihaileanu.
Shown at Human Rights Watch International Film Festival in New York City April 29 - May 12, 1994.
Shown at Istanbul International Film Festival April 2-17, 1994.
Shown at Montreal World Film Festival August 26 - September 6, 1993.
Shown at New Directors/New Films in New York City March 18 - April 3, 1994.
Shown at Sundance Film Festival (US Premiere) in Park City, Utah January 20-30, 1994.
Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 30 - October 16, 1994.