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4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days 15 rating

When a practical young student takes her manipulative friend to an appalling abortionist, it proves to be a devastating, life-changing experience for both. Christian Mungiu's film, set in Ceaucescu's communist Romania, is as taut as a thriller.

2007 109 mins

Director: Cristian Mungiu

Overview

Given that the termination of a pregnancy of the titular duration was considered murder in Ceaucescu's communist Romania, Mungiu's desperately effective Palme d'Or winner is as taut as a thriller. When a practical young student takes her manipulative friend to an appalling abortionist, it proves to be a devastating, life-changing experience for both.