About

Mr. Lazarescu is a retired Romanian engineer, spending his time in the company of his cats and booze. When he starts feeling unusually ill, he first seeks painkillers from his neighbors. It soon becomes apparent that Lazarescu is indeed sick, and an ambulance arrives with a nurse who has a few ideas about what could be the problem. However, a major traffic accident and poor organization leaves lit...

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Directed by

Cristi Puiu

Written by

Cristi Puiu (Writer)
Răzvan Rădulescu (Writer)

Runtime

150 minutes

Country

Romania

Language

Romanian

Cast

Keywords

hospital dark comedy undressing alcohol melancholy ambulance paramedic romanian new wave

Lists

#452 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#20 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#270 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire