A film by Adrian Sitaru

Cast: Adrian Titieni, Alina Grigore, Robi Urs

English title: Illegitimate

Adrian Sitaru aims to Provoke with Abortion Drama. Well this Romanian director has 3 bombshell in the film. First I am not going to reveal too much in this review so it is going to be a short one. A family drives to their father’s house to have dinner. So far so good. Now the family engages in this conversation of abortion where there are going to be disagreement of course. Then the father who gets pissed off suddenly drop the bombshell on his kids. So the kids try to find out if it is true or not. while this little investigation goes on the second bombshell will drop and at the end of the film the third one. Sitaru is no stranger to challenging social issues, his 2008 feature debut Hooked revolving around a murdered prostitute. But Illegitimate begins on a significantly troubling note : abortion where at the time the country was communist abortion was not legal and women had no rights it seems. Sitaru went there to shock especially the second bombshell that the viewer will see. In oder to film that the film  was shoot most at the family home. Sitaru filmed it in a Dogme style camera techniques to add a sense of warmth and togetherness. The thing is here is a family who tries to figure out things and how they are going to handle them. But sometimes things can take a turn is it for the worst or better? Well you decide. by the way there is two side of the coin.





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One thought on “ILEGITIM (2016)

  1. Great review! I love these Romanian movies!! This one I have not seen. Also, I’m glad you mentioned this Dogma style. It’s an interesting concept! –Paul

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