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Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

Romanian satire about a teacher who sees her job and reputation threatened when a sex tape of her shows up on the internet. Winner of the Golden Bear in Berlin.

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Please note that this film is in Romanian, English, Czech, French and Russian, with Dutch subtitles.
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A video goes viral. It shows a man and a woman having sex while wearing masks. The woman is, nevertheless, identified. Too bad she is a teacher and supposed to be a role model. And this, moreover, in a (post-socialist but ultimately any) society that is about to get lost in a social network discourse of would-be healing squeaky-clean attitudes, pseudo-political knowing-it-all, sanctimonious chauvinism and grotesque conspiracy theories. Everyone has an opinion. The debate turns into a tribunal – about consensual sex, pornography and more.

Always up for innovative cinematic experiments, Radu Jude has crafted from this constellation an intelligent, satirical triptych: with its nonchalantly precise camerawork and manic humour found in the stress of everyday life on Bucharest’s streets, the first part shows us what contemporary cinema at the documentary-fiction interface can look like. The second part is an offbeat series of laconic, static images intended as an encyclopaedia of the symbols of our time. The film’s grand – albeit open-ended – finale is a discussion held at the school in which judgement is passed on our heroine’s right to exist. (source: www.berlinale.de)

Radu Jude, Romania, Croatia, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, 2021, 106 min. Romanian, Czech, English, French & Russian spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Katia Pascariu, Claudia Ieremia, Olimpia Mala, Nicodim Ungureanu, Alexandru Potocean.
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