In Communist Romania in 1984, everyone tries to survive in their own way. A man yearns for freedom and prepares to cross the Danube. A woman takes a radical decision that will cost her her life. Using a combination of fiction and unusual archive footage, the suffocating climate of indoctrination and repression at the end of an era is convincingly portrayed.

Original title
Oxigen
Filmmaker
Adina Pintilie
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Romania
Year
2010
Medium
Betacam Digi
Length
40’
Language
Romanian
Producer
Constantin Popescu, Lucian Pintilie
Production Company
Filmex Romania, Cinema Studio of Ministry of Culture, Romanian National Television
Sales
Filmex Romania
Writer
Adina Pintilie
Cinematography
Marius Iacob