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Nu Aștepta Prea Mult De La Sfârșitul Lumii

Nu Aștepta Prea Mult De La Sfârșitul Lumii

Original name: Nu Aștepta Prea Mult De La Sfârșitul Lumii
English name: Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World
Year: 2023
Run time: 163 Min
Language: Romanian
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Romania, Luxembourg, France, Croatia
Director: Radu Jude
Producer: Ada Solomon, Adrian Sitaru
Cast: Ilinca Manolache, Ovidiu Pîrșan, Nina Hoss, Dorina Lazăr, László Miske, Katia Pascariu
Screenplay: Radu Jude
Cinematographer: Marius Panduru
Editor: Cătălin Cristuțiu
Sound Designer: Marius Leftărache
Production Company: 4 Proof Films
World Sales: Heretic Outreach


  • Locarno IFF 2023
  • Toronto IFF 2023
  • Chicago IFF 2024
  • Busan IFF 2023
  • MAMI Mumbai FF 2023

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2022 The Potemkinists (Short)
  • 2021 Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn
  • 2020 Uppercase Print
  • 2018 I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians
  • 2017 The Dead Nation (Documentary)
  • 2016 Scarred Hearts
  • 2015 Aferim!
  • 2012 Everybody in Our Family
  • 2009 The Happiest Girl in the World

Director's Biography:

Radu Jude

Radu Jude is a Romanian filmmaker. His feature debut The Happiest Girl in the World (2009) was selected for more than 50 international film festivals. Titles such as Everybody in Our Family (2012), Aferim! (2015), and Scarred Hearts (2016) followed and won multiple awards. The international premiere of The Dead Nation in Locarno 2017 marked his debut in documentary film. His latest feature, Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn, won the Golden Bear in Berlinale 2021. His latest short, The Potemkinists premiered in the Directors' Fortnight 2022 in Cannes and has appeared in over 20 festivals up to now.


Part One: We follow Angela, an overworked production assistant who must drive around the city of Bucharest in order to film the casting for a “safety at work” video commissioned by a multinational company, ostensibly to raise awareness among its own employees on the various dangers that lead to work related accidents. Soon she encounters Marian, a half paralysed worker, who gets the part.

Part Two: When Marian reveals on camera that his work related accident is due to the company’s negligence, his statement ignites a scandal, which forces him to re-invent his story to suit the company’s narrative.