Why Me?

De ce eu?

The young and ambitious prosecutor Christian is surprised to be assigned a sensitive case involving an older colleague who has been accused of corruption.

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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


  • Borislav ChouchkovCo-producer
  • Viktor ChouchkovCo-producer
  • Maria MetodievaCo-producer
  • Valeria StefanovaCo-executive producer
  • Emõke VágásiCo-producer
  • Viktor ChuchkovMusic
  • Marius PanduruCinematography


  • Emilian OpreaCristian Panduru
  • Mihai ConstantinProcuror Codrea
  • Andreea VasileDora
  • Dan ConduracheProcuror Iustin Petrut
  • Liviu PintileasaIonuț
  • Mihai SmarandacheȘerban
  • Alin FloreaBogdan Leca
  • Lucreția MandricMătușa
  • Sore MihalacheAlina


  • Tudor Giurgiu


  • Oana Giurgiu

Produced by

  • Libra Film ProductionsRomania


  • Bulgarian Guild of Film Critics for the best film in the Balkan Competition — Sofia International Film Festival · 2015
  • Special Mention, Andrei Tarkovsky International Film Festival Zerkalo, Ivanovo · 2015
  • Special prize of the international ecumenical jury, CineFest — Festival International Miskolci, Hungary · 2015