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Children Underground

This Oscar-nominated documentary explores the tragic policy decision by Romanian dictator Nicolei Ceaucescu to outlaw the use of contraceptives and encourage his impoverished populace to have more children. Thousands of children were born to broken or dysfunctional families in a nation mired in political and economic instability, resulting in a large and rapidly growing population of homeless children in the city of Bucharest.
Netflix Rating: 3.6
Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 94%
Critics' score: 94   Audience score: 88   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

Almost unbearably sad. full review

Peter Rainer, New York Magazine

Heartbreaking, urgent, unsentimental and unflinching. full review

Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star

Edet Belzberg's fearless aesthetic is also a measure of her film's brilliant indictment of any society that can allow its most vulnerable to slip into oblivion. full review

Robert Koehler, Variety

A heartrending act of courage in the guise of a documentary film. full review

Jan Stuart, Newsday

A singularly depressing film. full review

Stephen Holden, New York Times

A powerful piece of filmmaking.

Lou Lumenick, New York Post

A horror story, told with Dickensian compassion, permeating outrage, and little hope. full review

Ed Park, Village Voice
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  • Release Year: 2001
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 104 min
  • Available From: Aug 18, 2012
  • Queued by: 317 people
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Edet Belzberg
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