Romania / 1912 / 75’ / b/w / silent movie / War movie / AG / Restored version by The National Film Archive
Directed by: Grigore Brezeanu
Screenplay: Petre Liciu, Constantin Nottara, Aristide Demetriade Grigore Brezeanu, free adaptation of the poem ”Soldier Peneș” by Vasile Alecsandri
With: Aristide Demetriade, Constantin Nottara, Aurel Athanasescu, Ion Niculescu, Ion Brezeanu, Vasile Toneanu, Nicolae Soreanu, Aurel Barbelian, Gheorghe Ciprian, Cristian Duţulescu, Ion Dumitrescu, Ion Merişescu, Pepi Machauer, Ghiţă Popescu, Constantin Orologea, Alexandru Mihalescu, Achille Georgescu, Jeni Metaxa-Doro, Constanţa Demetriade, Aristizza Romanescu, Maria Ciucurescu, Agepsina Macri, Ecaterina Zimniceanu, Olimpia Bârsan, Sonia Cluceru, Neli Santa, Angela Luncescu, Maria Giurgea, Maria Filotti, Elvira Popescu, Marioara Fărcăşanu, Alexandrina Liniver-Gusty, Adelina Mărculescu, Lulu Cruceanu
Produced by: ”Leon Popescu Art Film”
Having as "covers" the leaving for battle and the coming back of the hero of Vasile Alecsandri's poem, the picture describes the hostilities of the Romanian-Russian-Turkish war of 1877 in an almost documentary manner. Well known episodes of this war are related, such as: the mobilization, the Romanian army's crossing of The Danube, the battles of Plevna and Griviţa, aspects from the hospitals full of wounded soldiers and the surrender of Osman Pasha.
The film premiered in Romania September 1st, 1912.