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Beyond the Hills

Not Yet Rated| 2 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
Two young women grow up together in an orphanage. One finds refuge in a Romanian convent and the other moves to Germany to start a new life.

Cast: Valeriu Andriuta , Liliana Mocanu , Doru Ana , Cosmina Stratan , Cristina Flutur , Dana Tapalaga , Catalina Harabagiu , Gina Tandura

Director: Cristian Mungiu

Genres: Drama

Distributor: IFC Films

Beyond the Hills (2012)

Release Date: March 8th, 2013|2 hr. 30 min.

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  • Exorcist junkies should look elsewhere. Instead of spinning heads and projectile puke, Mungiu offers nuance and provocation. The result is quietly devastating. show more

  • The movie deals with themes of secular and religious love, of how they may intersect and diverge, that are suggestive of Bergman or Carl Theodor Dreyer. show more

  • It's tempting to see Beyond the Hills solely as an indictment of religion, but the film is more ambitious than that. Ignorance and superstition aren't confined to the convent; people in town, including the cops, drop casual references to witchcraft as if it were part of everyday life. The broader subject is possession by primitive ideas. show more

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