The Great Communist Robbery (Marele jaf comunist)
Thu Feb 20: 7.30pm
Romania, France & Germany
Series - The Romanians: 30 Years of Cinema Revolution
A strange robbery at the Romanian National Bank in 1959 triggered a massive police search. When the alleged burglars were caught and arrested, they reenacted their crime for a television film in which they played themselves. Although evidence suggests the criminals believed they would be spared the death sentence by appearing in the film, their reality was otherwise.
Described by director Alexandru Solomon as a political detective story, this documentary investigates both a historical mystery and the transformation of history into film.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122