• Released
  • September 18, 2009
  • 2 hr 35 min
  • Comedy
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Tales From the Golden Age Synopsis
An unconventional personal history of the late Communist period in Romania. |
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80

Empire

By Helen O'Hara
Flashes of bleak humour makes this wry portrait a compelling experience.
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80

Time Out New York

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Although several sections deal with the Ceausescu-era party apparatus, Mungiu's interest lies more in how the nation's political confusion...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Though the threat of exposure and incarceration lurk behind every story, the characters' ingenuity and humour serve as impudent...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

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Will undoubtedly mean a great deal to Romanians who struggled during this dark period, but not much to anyone else.
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70

Village Voice

By J. Hoberman
Sardonic as it may be, Tales From the Golden Age is basically affirmative - its true subject is resilience. Romania suffered under a regime...
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70

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
The strongest tales embrace a strain of barnyard humor that is matched by the robust performances of actors who convey an earthy...
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70

Variety

Though Mungiu's presumed two shorts have the most individual feel, the other helmers -- Ioana Uricaru, Hanno Hoefer, Razvan Marculescu and...
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63

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
The collection is a mixed bag, although there are no clunkers.
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50

Slant Magazine

By Andrew Schenker
The first four of the film's 1980s-set episodes are shorter in length and more anecdotal in nature than the last two and deal primarily...
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