Film/Video
PREMIERE

AN AFTERNOON WITH A TORTURER
DIRECTED BY LUCIAN PINTILIE
INTRODUCED BY MICHAEL LUPU, SENIOR DRAMATURG, GUTHRIE THEATER
WEDNESDAY,
JANUARY 9, 2002,
8 PM

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A former torturer in Romanian prisons is ready to confess his crimes to a journalist and a one-time political prisoner. Director Lucian Pintilie started his film with two questions: How can the life of a torturer be put on screen 10 years after the fall of Communism? What is the most interesting part of his life--the darkest, that part that made him become a horrible tool in the hands of the regime--or the human part, the part that made him repent and pushed him toward confession, to the point of desperation? 2001, Romania/France, color, 35mm, in Romanian with English subtitles, 88 minutes.