Näher am Mond (2014)16K
Näher am Mond: Directed by Nae Caranfil. With Vera Farmiga, Mark Strong, Harry Lloyd, Anton Lesser. A Romanian police officer teams up with a small crew of old friends from the World War II Jewish Resistance to pull off a heist by convincing everyone at the scene of the crime that they are only filming a movie.
“I was so completely entertained by this little film. I understand the historical data is highly accurate and appropriate for the Romanians that have lived in that exact period – which I respect so much . The amazing cinematography traps you along with power-house performances from Farmiga and Strong, the story is simply amazing and unique ( i think we all crave for unique stories nowadays). Caranfilu0026#39;s directing took me by surprise because I have never expected this level of craft from a director also trapped in a country where films at this scale are only a dream. I loved every single one of the shots and the editing was also amazing. I really hope Caranfil will make more movies like this – keeping the amazing dark, funny and artistic tone. ( See The Rest is Silence – it maintains that unique blend of tones ). One of the best non- American films iu0026#39;ve seen in the last couple of years.”