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12:08 East of Bucharest

Exploring the aftermath of the December 1989 revolution that overthrew dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, this deadpan dramatic comedy takes place inside a TV station in a small Romanian town. There, three men argue over whether or not their town actually participated in the revolution. (It all boils down to whether the townspeople gathered in the town square before or after 12:08--the time of Ceausescu's deposition.) The portrait of rustic life is consistently sympathetic, and the eventual televised debate (enacted in real time) scores some sharp political points. In Romanian with English subtitles 98 minutes