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Feature film / Romania / 2008 / colour / 103 min / Romanian with English subtitles.
Cast: Dragos Bucur, Anamaria Marinca, Mimi Branescu, Adrian Vancica, Vlad Muntean, Roxana Iancu, Geanina Varga.
Directed by Radu Muntean. Screenplay by Radu Muntean, Alexandru Baciu, Razvan Radulescu.
Life for Bogdan couldn’t seem more blissful, with a vacation by the sea along with his gorgeous wife and adorable young son. He has grown up and the days of glorious drinking trips and sexual adventures are long gone… But when Bogdan unexpectedly runs into his best friends from high school, vivid memories immediately come flooding back. Suddenly, he hears the wild call of bachelor life. Torn between his family obligations and the lure of a fun night out with his old friends, Bogdan – or Boogie, as he was known back then – comes to a realisation.
The gaps between his childhood pals have grown wider. Friendship, it seems, can no longer be based on common tastes in women, beer, or football teams.
‘Boogie’ is a coming-of-age for a new generation.
Radu Muntean (Director / Writer)
Born in 1971, Radu graduated in 1994 from the Theatre and Film Academy in Bucharest. Since 1996, he has directed over 400 commercials and has won over 40 national and international awards in various advertising festivals. His feature debut, ‘Rage’ (Furia), was screened in numerous international film festivals and was awarded the Best First Film by The Romanian Filmmakers Union, and Best Photography at the 2003 Transylvania International Film Festival. His second feature, ‘The Paper Will be Blue’ (Hartia va fi albastra), opened at the Locarno Film Festival in the International Competition, to be subsequently presented in more than 60 film festivals, winning 9 awards and screening in over 40 countries throughout the world. In 2008 Radu Muntean completed his third film, ‘Boogie’, which was selected for Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival that year.
Both the debut feature film of Radu Muntean and his second film have been presented in London within the Romanian Film Festival organised by the Ratiu Foundation/Romanian Cultural Centre in London (the 2003 and 2007 editions).
‘Boogie’ is released in the UK on 16 January 2009 through Dogwoof Pictures.
A trailer is available on http://uk.filmtrailer.com/cinema/1481/Boogie.html
Supported by The Ratiu Foundation & The Romanian Cultural Centre in London