« It’s undeniably the product of a master helmer. »


An apartment kitchen: a man and a woman discuss Little Red Riding Hood, their voices hushed, mindful of waking the little girl sleeping in the next room. Waste land on the city outskirts: behind a line of abandoned trailers, the man silently watches what seems to be a family. The same city, the same man: driving through traffic with two hand-made firing pins for a hunting rifle. The man is 42 years old, his name – Viorel. Troubled by obscure thoughts, he drives across the city to a destination known only to him.


  • Won Gil Parrondo Award 2010 for Best Art Direction (Festival International de Cine de Gijón)
  • Won East of the Way Award 2010 (Karlovy Vary International Film Festival)


  • 54th San Francisco International Film Festival, 2011
  • 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2011
  • 35th Hong Kong International Film Festival, 2011
  • 63rd Cannes Film Festival, un certain regard, 2010
  • 54th London Film Festival, 2010
  • 29th Vancouver International Film Festival, 2010
  • 39e Festival du Nouveau Cinéma Montréal, 2010



  • 2020 Malmkrog
  • 2016 Sieranevada
  • 2014 Bridges of Sarajevo
  • 2010 Aurora
  • 2005 The Death of Mr. Lazarescu
  • 2004 Cigarettes and Coffee
  • 2001 Stuff & Dough


Cristi Puiu, Clara Voda, Dana Dogaru, Crina Muresan, Gelu Colceag, Nicu Mihoc


Screenplay: Cristi Puiu
Cinematography: Viorel Sergovici
Editing: Ioachim Stroe
Sound Design: André Rigaut, François Musy,  Gabriel Hafner
Producers: Philippe Bober, Sarah Nagel, Bobby Paunescu, Anca Puiu, Dan Wechsler
Co-production: Mandragora (RO), Bord Cadre films (CH), Société parisienne de production (F), Essential Film (D)

Technical Data

Format: 35 mm / HD / Dolby SRD
Runtime: 181’
Released: 2010
Language: Romanian
Subtitles: English, German, French