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Closer to the Moon (2015)

Closer to the Moon

Overview


Genre

Drama, Comedy

Release Date

April 17, 2015 (Limited)

Duration

112 min.

Studio

IFC Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Nae Caranfil

Producer

Michael Fitzgerald, Denis Friedman, Alessandro Leone, Bobby Paunescu, Renata Ranieri

Screenwriter

Nae Caranfil

Starring

Story


A band of Romanian freedom fighters pull the crime of the century in this gripping heist film based on an incredible true story. Bucharest, 1959: with anti-Semitism on the rise, a group of Jewish WWII resistance members, led by a police inspector (The Imitation Game's Mark Strong) and an academic (Academy Award-nominee Vera Farmiga), reteam for an audacious act of political agitation. Posing as a movie crew, they hold up the Romanian National Bank by making it look like a film shoot. But what comes next is even more unbelievable when the group is handed down a punishment as outlandish as their crime. Game of Thrones' Harry Lloyd co-stars in this slyly comic satire ripped from the strange-but-true pages of history.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..Mr. Caranfil never manages to negotiate the thickets of ambiguity, tragedy and bleak comedy, although the problem may be that someone behind the scenes just didn't see the profit in a no-exit narrative..”
by Manohla Dargis [NY Times]
“..the movie is so fascinating and entertaining that you can enjoy it even if you know nothing about postwar Romania under the Soviets..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]