• Beyond the Hills (2012)

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Release Date: March 8th, 2013

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

Distributors: IFC Films

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Based on reports of a real 2005 incident, it is a film that asks its viewer to consider the nature of good and evil, love and trust - and trust that turns into something like blind faith. 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

  • Beyond the Hills is less fun than any film about lesbian nuns and their psychotic ex-lovers ought to be. But it is an engrossingly serious work, and confirms Mungiu as a maturing talent with more universal stories to tell than those defined by Romania’s recent political past. show more

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