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APOCALIPSA DUPA SOFERI
Romania, 2008, 52 min.
Regie: Alexandru Solomon
Productie: HBO & Hi Film Productions
VO romana / Subtitrari in engleza

Courtesy of / prin amabilitatea: HBO Romania

Filmul, produs de HBO si Hi Film Productions, intra in culisele traficulului din Bucuresti, prezentat din perspectiva a cinci soferi, pe care Alexandru Solomon, i-a insotit prin oras, pe drumurile lor zilnice. Filmati numai in masina si intotdeauna in trafic, cei cinci protagonisti ai documentarului – Valerica Damian, Gentimir Cristian, Pal Karoly, Gina Raso, Mihai Virtopeanu – impartasesc cate ceva din ce inseamna viata de sofer in Bucurestiul anului 2008, fiecare vorbind despre propriile drame si probleme.

Fiecare oras are traficul pe care il merita.


Acesta nu e un film despre starea drumurilor sau a masinilor, ci despre starea in care ne aduce traficul. Am ales 5 oameni pe care i-am insotit in oras, pe drumurile lor zilnice. Din mai pana in octombrie 2008, am circulat cu ei, asezat pe locul mortului, si i-am ascultat. Sunt oameni obisnuiti:
– un delivery boy originar din Vaslui, care de 2 ani conduce cate 14 ore pe zi in capitala si bate cam 150 de kilometri zilnic
– un barbat pe jumatate paralizat care nu numai ca sofeaza, dar ii ajuta si pe altii ca el sa se poata folosi de un automobil;
– o femeie nascuta in Peru, crescuta intr-un oras cu un trafic la fel de infernal ca cel de la noi, mama a trei baieti pe care ii duce la scoala in Bucuresti;
– un tata care si-a pierdut fiica intr-un accident de circulatie si care spera ca, intr-o buna zi, justitia romana va face ceea ce trebuie sa faca;
– un politist care a mancat bataie de la militie inainte de ’89 si care lucreaza de 17 ani in trafic.
Felul in care isi impart ei strada, ca sa isi vada de drumul lor, e o metafora pentru felul in care functioneaza societatea noastra. Pe strada, ca si la tribunal, castiga cel mai agresiv, de multe ori cel mai bogat. (de Alexandru Solomon)

ENGLISH VERSION

Every city has the traffic it deserves

This is not a film about the how the roads or the cars look like, but about what the traffic turns us into. I chose 5 different people whom I accompanied all over town, in their every day journeys.
Since May till October 2008, I have been with them in their car, sitting on the right seat and listening to them. They are all ordinary people:
– a delivery boy from the country whom, for the last 2 years, has been driving about 14 hours a day around the capital, covering about 150 kilometers each day;
– a half paralyzed man who not only drives a car, but he also helps other people to avail themselves of cars;
– a Peru born woman, who was raised in a city with an equally crazed traffic, who made her studies in New York and Madrid, and who is now the mother of three boys whom she takes to school each day in Bucharest;
– a father who has recently lost his daughter in a traffic accident and who still hopes that, one day, Romanian justice will do what it is supposed to do;
– a policeman who, before December ’89, was beaten up by the militia, a man who is still listening to rock music and who has been a traffic agent for 17 years.

(by Alexandru Solomon)

ARTMAP

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Today at 20:00, Filme in sufragerie ~ Lawrence anyways (2012, Xavier Dolan)Today at 23:00, Bucharest
Tmrw at 19:30, Rhythm and Soul – Concert jazzTmrw at 21:30, Bucharest
Tmrw at 21:00, Seara Filmului Românesc: proiecție „Acasă la tata” → Thu. 24/08, Bucharest
Thu. 24/08, NexT Romanian Shorts la ICR → Thu. 24/08, Bucharest
Thu. 24/08, Muzeul Subiectiv al Locurii la tranzit.ro/bucurești → Thu. 24/08, Bucharest
Thu. 24/08, Spații Vii #habitat → Thu. 24/08, Bucharest
Thu. 24/08, Kinogarten #5: To Be or Not to Be (1942) → Fri. 25/08, Bucharest
Fri. 25/08, Simpozionul de Antropologie urbană, ediția a III-a → Sat. 26/08, Bucharest
Mon. 28/08, Filmul din mansardă → Mon. 28/08, Bucharest
Wed. 30/08, Cinema, mon amour – proiecție Kinedok → Thu. 31/08, Bucharest
Thu. 31/08, Amural 3 Festival Vizual → Sun. 03/09, Brasov
Fri. 01/09, Short to the Point Filmfestival → Fri. 01/09, Bucharest
Sat. 02/09, George Enescu Festival → Sat. 02/09, Bucharest
Fri. 08/09, Balkanik Festival #7 → Sun. 10/09, Bucharest
Fri. 08/09, Polaroid Project goes at Balkanik Festival #7 → Sat. 09/09, Bucharest
Wed. 13/09, Expoziția „Metropolight”, de David Gaberle (Cehia) → Wed. 20/09, Bucharest
Thu. 14/09, Dokstation Music Documentary Film Festival | 2nd Edition → Sun. 17/09, Bucharest
Thu. 14/09, Lady Steps #6 → Thu. 14/09, Bucharest
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Thu. 21/09, Art Factory 2017 → Sun. 24/09, Bucharest
Fri. 22/09, Creative Fest 2017 | 22-24 Septembrie → Sun. 24/09, Bucharest
Thu. 19/10, Jozef Van Wissem live in Control → Thu. 19/10, Bucharest
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