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Tales from the Golden Age

Everyday life in 1980s Romania under Ceausescu takes on an air of comic surrealism in this whimsical collection of shorts written by award-winning filmmaker Cristian Mungiu and helmed by several acclaimed Romanian directors.
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Netflix Rating: 3.3
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The collection is a mixed bag, although there are no clunkers.
V.A. Musetto, New York Post  full review
 
There are moments, especially in the first two tales, that conjure a maniacal Chaplinesque verve.
Stephen Holden, New York Times  full review
 
Bracketed by the Ceausescu anthem, the movie recalls a social disaster in painstaking detail and with a measure of ambivalent love.
J. Hoberman, Village Voice  full review
 
Though much lighter than the country's art-house fare of the past few years, the collection serves as a sampler of the much-heralded Romanian cinema.
Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail  full review
 
[The directors'] youth and talent should allay fears that the country's film explosion is incapable of hitting a broad range of notes, and offer hope that more mainstream, home-grown offerings can spur cinema building within Romania.
Jay Weissberg, Variety  full review
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