- (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, 2 students who share the same dorm room. At that time, abortion was forbidden. Dictator Ceausescu had issued a decree in this regard 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 take place. Although it does not follow a certain real case in particular, 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 of keeping an unwanted pregnancy or having an abortion that could cost you your freedom or even your life.
In order to reproduce as accurately as possible the oppressive atmosphere of those days, the director Cristian Mungiu resorted to long scenes, close-ups and chose not to use a soundtrack. 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.