Romania / 1960 / 81’ / color / Comedy / AG
Directed by: Gheorghe Naghi, Aurel Miheleș
Screenplay: Mircea Ștefănescu, adaptation of the short novel with the same title by I.L. Caragiale
With: Grigore Vasiliu Birlic, Alexandru Giugaru, Costache Antoniu, Jules Cazaban, Remus Comăneanu, Niki Atanasiu, Marcel Anghelescu, Ştefan Ciubotăraşu, Carmen Stănescu, Mircea Şeptilici, Florin Vasiliu, Vasilica Tastaman, Mihai Fotino, Nineta Gusti, Dem Rădulescu, Iordănescu Bruno, Horia Căciulescu
Produced by: Bucharest Cinema Studios
Following closely Caragiale's short story, the film narrates the election clashes between the representatives of the political power and those of the opposition, in a country town by the end of last century. Raul Grigorescu (Nikki Atanasiu), the leader of the party in power slaps Costăchel Gudurău (Grigore Vasiliu-Birlic), the leader of the opposition, in the face. This causes all sorts of election teasing between the two opponent groups. But Gudurău sends some telegrams that alert the officials from the capital and their intervention makes the two party leaders reconcile, much to the perplexity of the two opponent groups who intended to fight in the town square.
The film premiered in Romania March 1st, 1960.