4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days


4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
This award-winning Romanian movie is set during the dark days of the Soviet empire. Abortion was illegal, but many young women still had backstreet abortions, often dying in the process. This film follows one young woman and her friend over 12 hours, as they arrange an abortion in a hotel room. The man who agrees to help them out changes his price and demands sexual favours once he has them under his control. Then there is the problem of disposing of the remains .... In Romanian with English subtitles.

109 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Nudity).
Drama, Female interest, On the art circuit

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A women
A women's life is hard...

Credits

Cast
Anamaria Marinca, Laura Vasiliu, Vlad Ivanov, Alexandru Potocean, Ion Sapdaru, Teodor Corban, Tania Popa
Director
Cristin Mungiu
ScreenplayCristian Mungiu
CinematographyOleg Mutu
EditingDana Bunescu
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2007
Produced byMobra Films, Saga Films, The Anonimal Foundation, CNC

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageStrong in parts, very hard-hitting in one scene
NudityStrong
SexStrongly alluded to
ViolenceStrong abortion images, lengthy
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsVery strong, high-impact themes with an important message concerning a relevant issue: abortion.
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Zane Henry
15
The Citizen
Hlengiwe Mnguni quote iconIt will not excite, but it offers an unglossed look at the complexities and vulnerabilities exposed by back street abortions.
15
24.com
Shaheema Barodien
20
BBC
Laura Bushell quote iconStartlingly good viewing.
20
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconAnamaria Marinca gives a masterful performance as Otilia, but don't let my description of Gabita blind you to the brilliance of Laura Vasiliu's acting. These are two of the more plausible characters I've seen in a while.
20
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconSlivers of gallows humour occasionally alleviate the militantly gaunt mood and one gratuitous shock is the only moment Mungiu sets a foot wrong.
15
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote icon4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days is an abortion movie where the pro-choice/pro-life struggle fades into the background to give way to a more visceral and less philosophical battle. Despite being slow and deliberate, it is often compelling and occasionally riveting.
18
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconThis slice of celluloid dynamite comes from Romania, and what you see will floor you.
20
Metacritic.com
37 critics
19
Rottentomatoes critics
125 critics
17
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconFeaturing gut-wrenching performances from Anamaria Marinca and Laura Vasiliu, 4 Months is a gripping portrayal of life in Communist Romania.
19

What the People say

Internet
15290 Netizens quote iconA path to maturity
16

Average .. 89%

18

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