Video Between Chin and Aminwhose national premiere took place in 2019 and which was broadcast last week by TVR Cultural (the broadcast is not at all accidental, considering that March 9 is celebrated Day of the prisonerPOLITICIANSanti-communist) has a prologue and an epilogue.

Mircea MorariuPhoto: Personal archive

In the pre-credits, we see Tom Enache, the film’s producer, director, co-writer and one of the actors, having a brief conversation with Octave Bioza, president of the AFDPR.

From the prologue in question, we learn that the former political prisoner not only conveyed artistic information about the tragic moment experimentPITEŞTIthat his information was also related to other testimony (probably Paul Goma’s testimony in the book Passions after Pitesti or the works of Virgil Yerunka in the volume Pitesti phenomenon), and that he has serious doubts about the usefulness of the film. Its influence on today’s consciousness.

In the epilogue, we see the actor Konstantin Kotimanis, the outstanding performer of Tsyumeu, the warden of the prison, shot from behind. They deviated from the conclusion experiment (notice of the relevant decision was brought to Chiumeu by General Gibolshi, a character who represents one of the last roles of Ion Dichiseanu) a decade of good years. The years when the so-called anti-communist revolution took place in Romania and when the former president of the country, who actually turned out to be a conscientious employee of the Security Service and was awarded all kinds of functions, collected undeserved and scandalous political capital, imitating the condemnation of communism from the rostrum of the parliament. But despite all this, the former chief executioner, like others like him, is on the move well thank you. The tycoon of the new time. Were Mr. Bioza’s doubts justified then?

Ciumău heard that a film was made about it peteshti, that the film would also receive some funding from a specialized body fed from the budget, so he brings to the table Mrs. Catran, the head of this body, played by Cesare Dafinescu. The former chief tormentor receives countless assurances that everything, including the financing, happened only in front of the whole world. As, unfortunately, a lot still happens on the miorite plains. Cumeu cynically muses that Romanians are stupid anyway and that they will believe that what is told in the film is pure fiction.

Unfortunately, not the ones known as The Pitesti experiment they were not fiction. And regardless of whether it was Soviet-style, as we were told in the first series, Pityeshti it was not limited to the terrible punishment of prisoners of conscience. From those who, like the cellist Tase Karaman, who was involved in the film by the very young actor Vali V. Popescu, put the Christian faith above all else, singing odes to God. And not only some national minorities are accused of legionnaires.

Thus, the cellist Tase Karaman, who has just returned from studying in Austria, is arrested together with his brother Janka (the absolutely outstanding performer Cyprian Nikula) for the guilt of starting to write an ode to God, and also for being a son. priest. It was quiet picked up and crowded into the famous gas of Soviet production, just in time for the anniversary of his birthday and at the time when he fell in love with Liya, rather hesitantly and somewhat decoratively played by Ana Parva. The Karaman brothers will be imprisoned in Pitesti in different cells and will become victims experiment . Everyone in their own way. Read the whole article and comment on