BABARDEALĂ CU BUCLUC SAU PORNO BALAMUC

Romania, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Croatia

Synopsis

Emi, a school teacher, finds her career and reputation under threat after a personal sex tape is leaked on the Internet. Forced to meet the parents demanding her dismissal, Emi refuses to surrender to their pressure. Radu Jude delivers an incendiary mix of unconventional form, irreverent humour and scathing commentary on hypocrisy and prejudice in our societies.

Director's Statement

While the film title is mostly self-explanatory, its subtitle, 'a sketch for a popular film', would benefit from an explanation. Malraux once noted that 'Delacroix, though affirming the superiority of the finished painting over the sketch, kept many of his sketches, whose quality as works of art he considered equal to that of his best paintings.' The idea struck me as relevant and I decided to apply it in filmmaking and try to see what a film would look like if its form was left open, unfinished, like a sketch.

Director's Biography

Radu Jude is a Romanian director and screenwriter. In 2006, he made the short film THE TUBE WITH A HAT, winner of more than 50 international awards. Jude's feature debut THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD (2009) was selected for more than 50 international film festivals. Titles such as AFERIM!, SCARRED HEARTS and EVERYBODY IN OUR FAMILY followed and won multiple awards: Silver Bear for Best Director in Berlinale 2015, Special Jury Prize in Locarno 2016 and an EFA nomination for Best Scriptwriter. The international premiere of THE DEAD NATION in Locarno 2017 marked his debut in documentary film.

FILMOGRAPHY:
2021 - BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN
2020 - UPPERCASE PRINT
2020 - THE EXIT OF THE TRAINS, doc.
2018 - “I DO NOT CARE IF WE GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS BARBARIANS”
2017 - THE DEAD NATION, doc.
2016 - SCARRED HEARTS
2015 - AFERIM!
2014 - IT CAN PASS THROUGH THE WALL, short
2013 - SHADOW OF A CLOUD, short
2012 - EVERYBODY IN OUR FAMILY
2011 - FILM FOR FRIENDS
2009 - THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD
2008 - ALEXANDRA, short
2007 - IN THHE MORNING, short
2006 - THE TUBE WITH A HAT, short
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Radu Jude

Written by: Radu Jude

Produced by: Ada Solomon, Paul Thiltges, Adrien Chef, Jiri Konecny, Ankica Juric Tilic

Cinematography: Marius Panduru

Editing: Catalin Cristutiu

Production Design: Cristian Niculescu

Costume Design: Ciresica Cuciuc

Make-Up & Hair: Bianca Boeroiu

Original Score: Jura Ferina, Pavao Miholjević

Sound: Hrvoje Radnic , Dana Bunescu

Visual Effects: Raoul Nadalet

Casting: Viorica Capdefier

Main Cast: Katia Pascariu (Emi), Claudia Ieremia (The Headmistress), Olimpia Malai (Mrs Lucia), Nicodim Ungureanu (Lt Gheorghescu), Alexandru Potocean (Marius Buzdrugovici), Andi Vasluianu (Mr. Otopeanu)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Screenwriter 2021
  • European Director 2021
  • Feature Film Selection 2021