Closer to the Moon

Closer to the Moon

DVD - 2015
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Based on audaciously true events. In 1959 Bucharest, five high-ranking Jewish members of the Communist party staged a bank heist that baffled the repressive regime and left the public in an uproar. Their motives were never known. Having been captured, arrested, and sentenced to death, the unusual gang of so-called criminals is given one last punishment before facing the execution squad: reenact the heist for the benefit of a Communist propaganda film.
Publisher: Orland Park, IL : MPI Home Video, [2015]
ISBN: 9786316156426
6316156421
Branch Call Number: DVD CLOS TO MO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
DVD-video,NTSC,rda
anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1),rda
digital,optical,5.1 surround,Dolby Digital,rda
DVD video,4 3/4 in.,rda

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janeberlin
Sep 24, 2017

Awful. Stereotypes. Self-concious. Watched beyond my pain threshold just hoping since the cast was good, but it's hard to act yourself out of a pretentious screenplay. I'm sure this fascinating piece of recent history could be re-filmed with a completely different script and less 'cutsiness' and be worth watching. I feel like I didn't watch the same movie as the other reviewers. Talk about alienation. Yipes.

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Hypatya
Oct 17, 2016

Very well acted, wonderful dialogue.

The protagonists are amazing at characterization. Great glimpse of Romania, which not as abundantly featured in Holocaust movies.

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zal
Oct 17, 2016

Rarely do actual events outside of the usual US/Europe/Austl are made into films but I was surprised of this specially coming from a least known country like Romania. Quite entertaining. A nice slice of Jewish culture spread into it.

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simonbrenden
Mar 26, 2016

Another film illustrating the absolute stupidity of anti-Semitism. Countries prosecute and otherwise demean individuals who were heroes at one point but then become an embarrassment because they are Jews. Well acted by Mark Strong and Vera Farmiga.

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JackamoJames
Feb 10, 2016

I adore vera but this movie was just a very slow burn that didn't catch my attention.

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JackPurcell
Oct 29, 2015

Excellent movie about life behind the iron curtain in those lofty days after WWII for idealists of the 1940s. Resistance fighters against the Germans become state criminals. Fine movie.

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AL_ZOEY Aug 22, 2016

Mr. Zilber?
-What?
If you like listening to classical music so much, why do you listen to it on 'Voice of America' with all the static and the noise? Why don't you just listen to it on an official station?
-On an official station, my dear boy, even Brahms becomes propaganda.

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