Year: 2009
USA: IFC Films
UK: Artificial Eye
Cast: Dragos Bucur, Vlad Ivanov, Irina Saulescu, Ion Stoica, Marian Ghenea, Cosmin Selesi, Serban Georgevici, George Remes, Adina Dulcu, Cogalniceanu, Costi Dita, Alexandru Sabadac, Anca Diaconu, Radu Costin, Viorel Nebunu, Emanoela Tigla, Daniel Barsan, Bungeanu Mioara
Director: Corneliu Porumboiu
Country: Romania
Language: Romanian (English subtitles)
USA: 115 mins
UK: 113 mins
USA Rated: Unclassified
UK Certificate: 12A contains soft drug use
USA Release Date: 23 December 2009 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 1 October 2010 (Limited Release)


Cristi (Dragos Bucur) is a policeman who refuses to arrest a young man who offers hashish to two of his school mates. "Offering" is punished by the law. Cristi believes that the law will change, he does not want the life of a young man he considers irresponsible to be a burden on his conscience. For his superior the word conscience has a totally different meaning...

FIPRESCI Prize & Un Certain Regard Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival 2009.