4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)
- (7.8 / 10)
- 114 minutes
- Cristian Mungiu
- Adi Cărăuleanu, Adina Cristescu, Alexandru Potocean, Anamaria Marinca, Cătălina Harabagiu, Cerasela Iosifescu, Constantin Bojog, Cristina Burbuz, Doru Ana, Eugenia Bosânceanu, Geo Dobre, Georgeta Păduraru Burdujan, Ion Sapdaru, Laura Vasiliu, Liliana Mocanu, Luminița Gheorghiu, Mădălina Ghițescu, Mărioara Sterian, Sânziana Tarța, Tania Popa, Teodor Corban, Vlad Ivanov
We are in the last years of communism in Romania. The movie 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days tells the story of Otilia and Găbiță, two students who share the same dorm room. At that time, abortion was forbidden. Dictator Ceausescu had issued a decree to increase the birth rate.
Gabita is pregnant and despite the interdiction she decides to have an abortion. Her friend Otilia decides to help her.
The two arrange a meeting with a doctor in a hotel room where the illegal abortion should occur. Although it does not follow a certain real case, the film is inspired by the drama that many women and families went through at that time. It’s a movie about the hard decision to keep an unwanted pregnancy or have an abortion that could cost you your freedom or even your life
In order to reproduce as accurately possible the oppressive atmosphere of those days, the director Cristian Mungiu resorted to long scenes and close-ups and chose not to use a soundtrack. As a result, the film has won numerous international awards, including the famous Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
You can watch 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days online on Amazon Prime Video.