Medalia de onoare | Medal of Honour

Directed by Calin Peter Netzer On Sunday, December 2 at 8:00 pm & On Tuesday, December 4 at 5:30 pm

Romania | Roumanie | 2009 | 104’ | In Romanian with English subtitles | En roumain sous-titré anglais
With: Victor Rebengiuc, Camelia Zorlescu, Mircea Andreescu


One day Ion, a seventy-five-year-old Romanian man, accidentally receives
a Medal of Honour for some “heroic” actions back during World War II, a
time he barely remembers. The medal forces Ion to reconsider his whole life.
Maybe he wasn’t a loser after all. Maybe his life has a meaning. Maybe he
means something to his family.
Ion, un roumain de soixante-quinze ans, reçoit un jour, accidentellement,
une médaille d’honneur pour certaines actions “héroïques” qu’il avait
menées lors de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, période dont il se souvient à peine.
Cette médaille pousse Ion à repenser sa vie toute entière. Peutêtre n’était-il
pas si raté après tout. Peut-être sa vie a-t-elle un sens. Peut-être il a sa place au sein
de sa famille.

festivals & awards


Awards and Festivals:
Silver Alexander (Calin Peter Netzer), Best Actor (Victor Rebenguic), Best Screenplay,
FIPRESCI Prize, 2009 Thessaloniki Film Festival;
Audience Award, Special Mention, Best Script,
2009 Torino International Festival of Young Cinema.