Romania / 1967 / 58’ / b/w / Labor protection movie / AG
Directed by: Mircea Săucan
Screnplay: Dumitru Cămîrzan, Mircea Săucan
With: Gabriela Alexandru, Mihai Creangă
Produced by: Bucharest Cinema Studios
A series of four films presented as educational clips about work safety in a chemical factory presents a multi-layered reflection on the ambiguity of life and death, waking and dreaming, seen through oppressive black and white images and episodic narrative. The enigmatic story of a young couple employed in a socialist factory is characterized by the constant repetition and variation of motifs that ironically violate safety rules.
The film is a labor protection film commissioned by the Ministry of Chemical Industry.