The 60’s, Romania. Serafim, a young doctor, is sent to the Hospital in Palilula, a small town lost somewhere on the country map, after the death of the previous pediatrician, Mr. Pantelică.
Palilula, an authentic “Macondo” from the region of Oltenia, it’s a place where the insignificant coexists with charming things; in the hospital, the patients are perfectly healthy, and one of their favorite entertainments is to assist at the dissections in the morgue. The rest of the population is charming and imbecile at the same time, forever isolated in drunkenness, feasting, and orgy.
Serafim gradually adapts to the life in this world and ends up belonging to it, even without wanting.
The feature represents the debut of the renowned theatre director in film, being a grandiose project which brings together important names from the Romanian theatre and film scene.
Scriptwriter: Silviu Purcărete
Cinematography: Adrian Silișteanu
Editing: Cătălin F. Cristuțiu
Set design: Helmuth Sturmer, Dragoș Buhagiar
Music: Vasile Șirli
Sound design: Cristian Tarnovețchi
Costumes: Lia Manțoc; Make-up: Dana Roșeanu, Mirela Popa, Ionuț Popa, Iulia Roșeanu
Producer: Tudor Giurgiu
Produced by: Libra Film
Cristian Stanca, Anne Marie Chertic, Alexandru Georgescu, Ilie Gheorghe