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Bogdan Muresanu – Emergency Exit #TFF36

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A short film from Romania, a humorous view of the dark times at the end of the 80’s.

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7 min. and 53 sec.

PODCAST| Angelo Acerbi interviews Bogdan Muresanu, director of the film Emergency Exit.

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Bogdan Muresanu tells us about his new project Emergency Exit, here at Torino Short Film Market; a film about a dark time in Romania, the end of the 80’s, that he decides to treat as a four-part story with a fair amount of irony and comedy, as as he says, sometimes in dark times humour is the only thing left.

Emergency Exit: At the end of the 80’s, Romania lived through dark times during which only humor remained for those who had lost all the rest: from dignity, abandoned in the endless queues, to the hope lost after decades of communism. Emergency Exit a film composed of four narrative parts, four personal histories that sometimes intersect, stories told with a humour with absurd nuances (as absurd as the whole system at that time), although in a realistic, almost documentary-like manner, in the sense that I will use archive images from that year. In fact, the film opens with pictures from the TVR archive, where a group of actors and extras are on the stage for the New Year’s show (which was never broadcast). Several characters appear in front of the camera and recite patriotic wishes for the leader. The camera, however, stops on one of the characters, at which point we will hear replies from the back.


  • Reporter
    Angelo Acerbi
  • Guest
    Bogdan Muresanu
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    Emergency Exit
  • Festival section
    Torino Short Film Market
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