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Not Rated | | Comedy, History | 26 August 2011 (USA)
Several urban legends of Communist Romania are dramatized.

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Crina (segment "The Legend of the Air Sellers")
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Bughi (segment "The Legend of the Air Sellers")
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Grigore (segment "The Legend of the Chicken Driver")
Tania Popa ...
Camelia (segment "The Legend of the Chicken Driver")
Liliana Mocanu ...
Marusia (segment "The Legend of the Chicken Driver")
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The Secretary (segment "The Legend of the Official Visit")
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The Mayor (segment "The Legend of the Official Visit")
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The Party Inspector (segment "The Legend of the Official Visit")
Calin Chirila ...
The Party Activist (segment "The Legend of the Party Activist")
Romeo Tudor ...
The Shepherd (segment "The Legend of the Party Activist")
Avram Birau ...
The Photographer (segment "The Legend of the Party Photographer")
Paul Dunca ...
The Photographer's Assistant (segment "The Legend of the Party Photographer")
Viorel Comanici ...
The Party Secretary (segment "The Legend of the Party Photographer")
Ion Sapdaru ...
Policeman Alexa (segment "The Legend of the Greedy Policeman")
Virginia Mirea ...
Policeman's Wife (segment "The Legend of the Greedy Policeman")
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Several urban legends of Communist Romania are dramatized.

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Tales from the Golden Age  »

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30 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

Tales from the Golden Age consists of six urban legends from Romania. Golden Age being the era referred to by communists. In The Legend of the Official Visit, a high official motorcade is suppose to pass through town and the folks rush around to prepare for it. In The Legend of the Party Photographer, a photo of leader Ceaușescu sends the newspaper into chaos. In The Legend of the Zealous Activist, overly-eager party activist arrives in town to improve literacy. In The Legend of the Greedy Policeman, a policeman is given a live pig but things go wrong. In The Legend of the Air Sellers, a con man collects bottles for the deposits by pretending to be a water inspector. In The Legend of the Chicken Driver, poultry driver tries to sell the eggs laid by the chicken on his truck.

I kinda like the first story. It's a slow start but I got to find the villagers funny in their quirky ways. It would have been nice to stay with them and build up their characters. Just as I get to like the story more, it ends and the next story begins. It takes more time to get involved with that story and it doesn't really happen. It does end in a funny way. Then the third story starts and I stop caring. These stories are much more meaningful for other people like folks who lived through the communist regime. For me, it's a decreasing rate of return.


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