The movie


A non-judgmental analysis of the driving forces of human behavior when confronted with the unknown, of the way we perceive the other and on how we relate to an unsettling future.

Length: 127 min
Country: Romenia
Language spoken: Romenian, Hungarian, German
Language subtitles: Dutch
Cast: Marin Grigore, Judith State, Macrina Bârlădeanu, Orsolya Moldován, Andrei Finți
Director: Cristian Mungiu
Release date: 01/12/2022


Cristian Mungiu—Palme d’Or winner ‘4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days’ and Cannes Best Director winner for ‘Graduation’—returns with this disturbing state-of-the-nation drama that is a hard-hitting look at Romani’s dysfunctional society. Just before Christmas, Matthias quits his job in Germany to return to his village in Transylvania. He wants to spend more time raising his son Rudi and longs to see his ex-lover Csilla again. Once home, the peace in the community appears to have been severely disturbed by the arrival of foreign workers. Underlying fears, frustrations, and conflicts soon break through the thin veneer of apparent calm in the village…

‘Laid out in discrete scenes of astonishing clarity and density… “R.M.N.” is a slow-motion snapshot of a deeply riven community flying apart in all directions, as though some bomb, detonated years or perhaps even centuries ago, has never stopped exploding… This is a complex film, so replete with ideas that one might expect the aesthetics to be of lesser concern, but “R.M.N.” is almost absurdly handsome. Tudor Panduru’s photography makes superb use of a 2.39:1 extreme-widescreen aspect ratio.’—Jessica Kiang, Variety