4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Drama | Romanian with English subtitles| 113 minutes
In 1987 Communist Romania, Otilia and Gabriela, two female college students, share a dorm room. When Gabriela informs Otilia that she’s pregnant, the two arrange a meeting with Mr. Bebe in a hotel room where he is to perform an abortion. The unsavory Mr.Bebe demands to have sex with both women before he proceeds. The women comply and the abortion is completed. Mr.Bebe instructs Gabriela how to dispose the fetus when it comes out. Later, Otilia and Gabriela sit in a restaurant and vow never to talk about this episode, and they hope it will all be forgotten, in time.
- Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 96%
- Metacritic Score: 97
- Cannes Film Festival: Winner, Palme d’Or (Best Film)
- Winner, Best Foreign Language Film:
Chicago Film Critics AssociationEuropean Film AwardsLos Angeles Film Critics AssociationNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsToronto Film Critics Association Awards
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Cristian Mungiu, the writer-director, making only his second feature, opens up an entire society for us. The human drama he elicits, in all its pity and terror and gumption is Chekhovian.
4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS and 2 DAYS is a pitiless, violent story that in its telling becomes a haunting and haunted intellectual and aesthetic achievement.
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