Stuff and Dough

Romania | 2001 | 90 minutes | Cristi Puiu

February 1, 2020

This debut feature by The Death of Mr. Lăzărescu and Sieranevada director Cristi Puiu is one of the first examples of the post-Ceauşescu Romanian filmmaking renaissance.

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Showtimes

Saturday, February 1, 2020

3:30 PM

This debut feature by The Death of Mr. Lăzărescu and Sieranevada director Cristi Puiu is one of the first examples of the post-Ceauşescu Romanian filmmaking renaissance. The "stuff" is a satchel full of black-market prescription drugs and the "dough" is 2,000 lei, promised to small-town teen Ovidiu if he agrees to hand-carry the package to Bucharest on behalf of a local gangster. He does, inviting his slacker friend Vali along for the ride, who in turn invites his apathetic girlfriend Bety. This unlikely trio then takes to the highway, embarking on a one-of-a-kind road trip.

  • Original Language Title: Marfa și Banii
  • Director: Cristi Puiu
  • Country: Romania
  • Year: 2001
  • Running Time: 90 minutes