Director: Cristian Nemescu
Starring: Armand Assante, Jamie Elman, Razvan Vasilescu, Maria Dinulescu
In 1999, during the Kosovo War, a train carrying NATO equipment escorted by American Marines is stopped in Capalmita, a tiny godforsaken Romanian village. Where Doiaru the overzealous station master, blocks the train for several days over a paperwork technicality.
California Dreamin' was to be the first feature film from Cristian Nemescu. He was killed in a traffic accident before the film was finished. It was completed posthumously and won the Un Certain Regard award at Cannes in 2007. Not as powerful as Marilena from P7 but still quite a beautiful piece of cinema.