Friday, November 19, 2010

The Happiest Girl in the World (2009)

The Happiest Girl in the World / Cea mai fericita fata din lume (2009)

Genre: Drama
Director: Radu Jude
Starring: Andreea Bosneag, Doru Catanescu, Alexandru Georgescu, Diana Gheorghian
Duration: 90 min.
Rating: 7.3/10

Delia, drives to Bucharest with her parents to collect a prize she won in a contest organized by a soft-drink company.  The prize is a brand new car.  All she has to do is appear in a TV commercial.  In the big city, in the middle of a heat wave, and just starting to have her period; Delia has to deal with her overbearing parents, the strictly business film director, meddling clients, and endless takes of ridiculous lines while pretending to the The Happiest Girl in the World.


The Happiest Girl in the World from Radu Jude captures the dynamics of a teenage girl struggling with parents and the big bright world.  A convincing performance from Andreea Bosneag as Delia, and impressive direction by Radu Jude throughout some very long takes.  Although some may find it repetitive in certain places.


Kartoffeln said...

Romania, what a beautiful country! I love Cluj and Brasov, Bucharest not so much, anyway this kind of films brings me nice memories :)

Yllsa said...

Man, you guys have a lot of really good movies in Romania, especially compared to America. Our movies are actually pretty bad.

Loneislander777 said...

Sounds like a fun story lol

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