Romania / Luxembourg 2019, 109 min, English and Romanian, Hebrew subtitles
This is the story of a journalistic investigation that quickly escalated into a convoluted thriller complete with intrigue, large-scale corruption, and possibly even murder.
A team of journalists in Bucharest receives privileged information: the fire that claimed dozens of lives at the Colectiv nightclub was just the tip of the iceberg—the bottom being a case of embezzlement involving astronomical sums of money and a rotten healthcare system. Defamed, harassed, and painted as public enemies, the relentless journalists follow the chain of evidence to its end, and their discoveries bring down the entire government.
Director Alexander Nanau (Toto and His Sisters, screened at Docaviv 2015) follows the journalists, the new Healthcare Minister who gets thrown into the storm, and a few of the fire’s survivors. Each has a uniquely human story of struggle, told with tender clarity.
With the support of the Romanian Cultural Institute – Tel Aviv.
Previous Festivals: Venice Film Festival, TIFF