Based on real events, Why Me? tells the story of Cristian (played by Emilian Oprea), a young idealistic prosecutor whose career is on the rise, tries to crack a case against a senior colleague accused of corruption. The dilemma of choosing between his career and the truth weighs heavily on his shoulders. Looking further to solve the case, he enters a danger zone paved with unexpected and painful revelations.
Tudor Giurgiu: “A film so strongly grounded in reality can be made in a thousand ways. I am very much preoccupied with disassembling the mechanisms by which a man, who is strong both physically as well as figuratively, can come to take his own life within no more than 20 days. What internal mechanism is activated, when you find that the entire system within which you are working is corrupt and rotten to its very core? This is a film about the quick disintegration of a man who has chosen to fight the system from within”.
Why Me? is produced by Libra Film, with the support of the Romanian National Film Center, Bulgarian National Film Center, Eurimages, MEDIA Program and SEE Cinema Network, with the participation of HBO Romania.
Co-producers: Hai-Hui Entertainment, Chouchkov Brothers, Cor Leonis Films
The project has been developed with the support of Berlinale Coproduction Market, EAVE – European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs and CineLink Co-Production Market
Scriptwriters: Tudor Giurgiu, Loredana Novak
Cinematography: Marius Panduru
Editing: Lemhenyi Reka
Art direction: Cristian Niculescu
Costumes: Szelyes Andrea
Make-up: Valentin Valov
Music: Viktor Chouchkov
Sound design: Florin Tăbăcaru, Dumitru Alexandru, Liviu Lupșa
Producers: Oana Giurgiu; Co-producers: Borislav Chouchkov, Viktor Chouchkov, Maria Metodieva, Vagasi Emoke