The Romanians - The Great Communist Robbery (Marele jaf comunist)

This event took place on Feb 20, 2020

$13 General
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 Member

SERIES PASSES: $40 General + $22 Members

Alexandru Solomon
Romania, France & Germany
1h 15m


A strange robbery at the Romanian National Bank in 1959 triggered a massive police search. When the alleged burglars were caught and arrested, they reenacted their crime for a television film in which they played themselves. Although evidence suggests the criminals believed they would be spared the death sentence by appearing in the film, their reality was otherwise.

Described by director Alexandru Solomon as a “political detective story,” this documentary investigates both a historical mystery and the transformation of history into film.

The Romanians: 30 Years of Cinema Revolution Series

Celebrating the 30 years since the Revolution of 1989 with a retrospective Romanian Cinema series.

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