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A woman determined to rescue her childhood friend from an austere Romanian monastery encounters unexpected resistance in this visually striking drama inspired by the writings of [[Performer~P719628~Tatiana Niculescu Bran~tatiananiculescubran]]. As a young orphan, fiery Alina was fiercely protective of the more fragile Voichita. Over time, the two girls became lovers, a chapter of Voichita's life that brought her great shame and guilt. Now, as a nun-in-training, Voichita ([[Performer~P719812~Cosmina Stratan~cosminastratan]]) has devoted her life to God. Stern priest Papa ([[Performer~P322796~Valeriu Andriuta~valeriuandriuta]]) is determined to ensure that Voichita and the rest of the women under his watch remain on a righteous path when Alina ([[Performer~P716587~Cristina Flutur~cristinaflutur]]) shows up on a mission to bring her old friend back to Germany. When Voichita proves reluctant to leave the monastery, Alina decides to remain there in hopes she will eventually change her mind. Meanwhile, Papa has grown convinced that Alina has been possessed by demonic forces, and that it's his divine mission to exorcise her of them. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:March 8, 2013

Cast

Cosmina Stratan
as Voichita
Cristina Flutur
as Alina
Valeriu Andriuta
as The Priest
Dana Tapalaga
as Mother Superior
Liliana Mocanu
as Mother Elena
Doru Ana
as Father Nusu
Luminita Gheorghiu
as Schoolteacher
Alina Berzunteanu
as Doctor Radu
Teo Corban
as Police Inspector
Cristina Cristian
as Camelia
Tania Popa
as Female Parishioner
Ion Sapdaru
as Captain
Cerasela Iosifescu
as Doctor D.L.

Crew

Cristian Mungiu
Director
Cristian Mungiu
Screenwriter
Oleg Mutu
Cinematographer
Calin Papura
Production Designer
Mihaela Poenaru
Production Designer
Cristian Tarnovetchi
Sound/Sound Designer
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