Romania / 1954 / 134’ / b/w / Comedy, Shot play / AG
Directed by: Sică Alexandrescu, Victor Iliu
Screenplay: the play with the same title written by Ion Luca Caragiale
With: Alexandru Giugaru, Marcel Anghelescu, Costache Antoniu, Radu Beligan, Ion Finteşteanu, Grigore Vasiliu Birlic, Ion Talianu, Ion Henter, I. Iliescu, Elvira Godeanu, Niki Atanasiu
Produced by: Bucharest Cinema Studios
To obtain the vote of the adversaries, Nae Caţavencu (Ion Talianu), the leader of the opponents, blackmails Ştefan Tipătescu (niki Atanasiu), the town prefect, with the publication of the latter’s love letter to Zoe (Elvira Godeanu), the wife of Zaharia Trahanache (Alexandru Giugaru), the president of the leading party and a good friend of Tipătescu’s. Things complicate when Bucharest proposes another candidate for the elections, Agamemnon Dandanache (Radu Beligan), who, in his turn, had used for his promotion a love letter of a very influent person...
The film fully respects the narrative course of Caragiale’s play which reveals the demagogy of the members of two rival political parties in a XIXth century Romanian provincial town around elections.
The film premiered in Romania February 26th, 1954.