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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.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

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

  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    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

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    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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