03-06-2019

FNE at TIFF 2019 Romanian Days: Thou Shalt Not Kill

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Thou Shalt Not Kill by Gabi Virginia Şarga and Cătălin Rotaru Thou Shalt Not Kill by Gabi Virginia Şarga and Cătălin Rotaru

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Gabi Virginia Şarga and Cătălin Rotaru’s debut feature Thou Shalt Not Kill will screen in the Romanian Days at the 18th Transilvania IFF, which runs through 9 June 2019. The film had its world premiere in the 1-2 Competition of the 34th Warsaw FF.

Thou Shalt Not Kill / Să nu ucizi is inspired by real events and follows a young surgeon who starts a solitary fight against a corrupted system after the dubious death of a patient. The film stars newcomer Alexandru Suciu alongside Cristina Flutur, who was awarded best actress ex-aequo in Cannes 2012 for Cristian Mungiu’s Beyond the Hills (Mobra Films), as well as Gelu Colceag and Tania Filip.

Adina Sădeanu produced the film through Axis Media Production in coproduction with Gabi Virginia Șarga and Cătălin Rotaru through Green Cat Film. The Romanian Film Centre, the National Romanian Television and Zenith Media supported the project.

The film wa acquired by Paris-based Indie Sales ahead of its world premiere in Warsaw.

Gabi Virginia Şarga and Cătălin Rotaru’s very first short film 4.15 PM The End of the World was selected for the Short Film Competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016.

Idea Film Distribution released the film domestically in the spring of 2019.

Production Information:

Producer
Axis Media Production (Romania)
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Coproducer:
Green Cat Film (Romania)

Credits:
Directors: Gabi Virginia Şarga, Cătălin Rotaru
Scriptwriters: Gabi Virginia Şarga, Cătălin Rotaru
DoP: Tudor Platon
Editor: Andrei Iancu
Cast: Alexandru Suciu, Cristina Flutur, Gelu Colceag, Tania Filip, Elias Ferkin, Carmen Florescu, Virgil Aioanei, Codin Maticiuc, Cosmin Selesi