Boogie

  • 98'
  • Romania
  • 2008
Radu Muntean became internationally known thanks to the success of his second feature film The Paper Will Be Blue (2006), a reflection upon the night of the Romanian revolution in December 1989. Boogie presents a picture of his own generation of 30-year-olds in present-day Romania.
Hard-working businessman Bogdan (Dragos Bucur) spends 1 May in Constanta on the Black Sea coast with his young family. His wife Smarande (Anamaria Marinca, known for her role in 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days by Cristian Mungiu) nags at him because he doesn't take his task as father seriously enough. Bogdan (alias Boogie) bumps into Sorin and Iordache, two old friends of his here on the coast. After a quarrel with Smarande, Boogie goes to his friends and the three men hit the town and chase the girls just like they used to...
Radu Muntean wrote the script together with Razvan Radulescu, a writer known for several outstanding Romanian New Wave films, and Alex Baciu. The excellent, raw cinematography reflecting a variety of moods was done by Tudor Lucaciu. A strong 'generation film' that shows how totally different are the issues that today's young people deal with compared to those of their parents. (LC)

Director
Radu Muntean
Country of production
Romania
Production Year
2008
Festival Edition
IFFR 2009
Length
98'
Medium
35mm
Language
Romanian
Producer
Dragos Vilcu
Production Companies
Multimedia Est, Antena 1
Sales
Maximum Films International
Screenplay
Alexandru Baciu, Razvan Radulescu, Radu Muntean
Cinematography
Tudor Lucaciu
Editor
Alexandru Radu
Music
Electric Brother
Cast
Dragoș Bucur
Website
https://dogwoof.com/boogie/