Cast & Crew
Someone who kills animals is a butcher, and someone who kills people is called a murderer. 40-year-old Dumitru is both. When he is released from prison, he resorts to his old practices on the way home by train: a card game with gypsies gets out of hand, leading to a death. Initially he seems to get away with it. Back home, his younger wife is waiting for him. Then he finds out that his brother has made her pregnant. Driven by revenge, another murder follows, and that won't be the last: Dumitru becomes a serial killer. His life is unbearable. But when he wants to die, he finds out he can't: God has other plans for him.
Co-Winner, along with Bohdan Slama's "Wild Bees" (Czech Republic/2001) and Eugenie Jansen's "Tussenland/ Sleeping Rough" (Netherlands/2002), of the Tiger Award for Best First or Second Feature at the 2002 Rotterdam International Film Festival.
Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival January 9-20, 2003.
Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (in competition) January 23 - Feb 3, 2002.