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OF SNAILS AND MEN

by Tudor Giurgiu

synopsis

In a small town, the state-owned car factory, which employs almost all the local men, is about to be privatized. What the workers do not know is that their manager plans to make money from the deal and approaches two French businessmen, father and son, who are interested in buying the factory but intend to convert it into a snail cannery. There is not much space in their plan for the thousands of workers, but the only one who struggles to save the factory is the union leader. His crazy solution scares his fellow workers somewhat, as it involves them selling their sperm to an American sperm bank...

international title: Of Snails and Men
original title: Despre Oameni si Melci
country: Romania, France
sales agent: Elle Driver
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Tudor Giurgiu
film run: 90'
release date: RO 14/09/2012
screenplay: Ionut Teianu
cast: Dorel Visan, Jean-François Stévenin, Robinson Stévenin, Andi Vasluianu, Monica Bârlădeanu
cinematography by: Vivi Dragan Vasile
producer: Oana Giurgiu, Tudor Giurgiu, Patrick Sobelman
production: Libra Film, Agat Films & Ex Nihilo
backing: National Film Center
distributor: Independenta Film