#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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. The bleakness of the storyline expresses a dark socio-political critique in the twilight years of a repressive dictatorship.
Plot: Two college roommates have 24 hours to make the ultimate choice as they finalize arrangements for a black market abortion.
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Not perfect but brilliant
The story is a very simple one. It’s 1987 in Romania and abortion is illegal. Pregnant student Gabita and her roommate Otilia check into a cheap hotel where a backstreet abortionist called Bebe is going to deal with Gabita’s problem. Under Romanian law, the degree of illegality depends on how long Gabita has been pregnant: on this subject, as on most others, she is worryingly vague. Very cleverly, the writer makes Otilia, the more resourceful of the girls, the protagonist. Otilia needs all her courage to deal with the suspicious hotel staff, to meet Bebe’s demands, to evade the police and jail. The obvious words to use are spare, direct, realistic. The suspense generated is astonishing. The question of whether abortion is right or wrong is irrelevant to the psychology of the film – all that matters is that it is dangerous. I have great sympathy for all those Romanians who have written comments on this site, complaining about the portrayal of their beloved country. However, I believe that this film reflects well on Romania today. It’s certainly a much more sophisticated and honest film than Vera Drake, which was hideously sentimental.
Difficult to watch, but impossible to ignore
“Unflinching” is the best word I can use to described 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, one of the most disturbing movies in recent memory – and one of the best of 2007. I can only recommend it, however, with the disclaimer that it belongs in the small (but growing) group of recent films with scenes that sear your memory – and not in a good way. The Passion of the Christ, Cache, and Eastern Promises come to mind as well. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days is not pro-choice or pro-life, it’s just there – raw, real, and right in your face. We intimately experience the horrific measures that women go through when seeking illegal abortions, and we intimately witness the horrors of abortion itself. I haven’t seen any of Cristian Mungiu’s other movies, but I was very, very impressed with this. It’s been a few days and I still don’t know if I can call it “good” or say that I “liked” it – that would send a strange message. It’s masterfully done and has given me some new insights about stirring subjects – certainly abortion, but also communism, friendship, and Romanian culture. And new insights, I should emphasize, are why I go to the movies in the first place.
Original Language ro
Runtime 1 hr 53 min (113 min)
Rated Not Rated
Director Cristian Mungiu
Writer Cristian Mungiu
Actors Anamaria Marinca, Laura Vasiliu, Vlad Ivanov, Alexandru Potocean
Country Romania, Belgium
Awards Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 42 wins & 59 nominations.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1, 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex 535B, Zeiss Ultra Prime Lenses
Laboratory Kodak Cinelabs, Bucharest, Romania
Film Length 3,119 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 200T 5217)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383, Vision Premier 2393)