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by Corneliu Porumboiu


In the midst of shooting his movie, Paul, the director, is having an affair with Alina, an actress playing a supporting role. The next day is supposed to be her last on set and Paul decides to shoot a nude scene, but he wakes up the next morning full of doubts and changes his plans. Instead of filming the scene, he tells his producer that he is suffering from a stomach ulcer. Slowly, the film and the filmmaker’s live grow more intertwined, taking the shoot in an unexpected direction.

international title: When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism
original title: Când se lasă seara peste Bucureşti sau metabolism
country: Romania, France
sales agent: Wild Bunch
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Corneliu Porumboiu
film run: 93'
release date: FR 16/04/2014
screenplay: Corneliu Porumboiu
cast: Bogdan Dumitrache, Diana Avrămuţ
cinematography by: Tudor Mircea
film editing: Dana Bunescu
producer: Marcela Ursu, Sylvie Pialat
production: 42 Km Film, Les Films du Worso
backing: Romanian National Centre for Cinema, Centre National de la Cinématographie et de l'Image Animée - Cinéma du Monde, Eurimages, SOFICA, MEDIA Programme
distributor: Zootrope Films