Romania / 1976 / 120’ / color / Drama
Directed by: Dan Pița
Screnplay: Mihnea Gheorghiu, adaptation of the novels ”Life in the countryside” and ”Tănase, the Siskin” by Duiliu Zamfirescu
With: Victor Rebengiuc, Eliza Petrăchescu, Vasile Niţulescu, Cătălina Pintilie, Andrei Csiky, Dan Nuţu, Rodica Tapalagă, Carmen Galin, Costel Constantin, Mitică Popescu, Aristide Teică, Ioana Ciomârtan, Zoltan Vadasz, Ovidiu Svhumacher
Produced by: Film House 4
Tănase Sotirescu, nicknamed "Tănase the Siskin", a social climber inhibited by his humble origin, persuades Dinu Murguleţ, a declining old landlord, to give him the hand of his daughter Tincuţa in marriage, in exchange for the cancellation of his debts. Even though this match helps Tănase get into the high society of the end of the XIXth century, and even become a member of the government, he proves to be an unscrupulous man, humiliating his wife and oppressing the peasants on the landlord's estate. After Tincuţa dies of bitterness, the peasants rise in revolt and kill Tănase.
The film premiered in Romania October 25th, 1976. It wonACIN Awards for that year for directing, cinematography, best actress (Rodica Tapalagă), best actor (Victor Rebengiuc) and, costumes.