Director: Cristi Puiu

Screenwriter: Cristi Puiu

Cinematografpher: Tudor Panduru

Scenography: Cristina Barbu

Costume Designer: Oana Păunescu

Music: Dragoș Apetri, Andrei Iancu, Bogdan Zărnoianu

Sound Designer: Christophe Vingtrinier

Editor: Dragoș Apetri, Andrei Iancu, Bogdan Zărnoianu

Cast: Frédéric Schulz-Richard, Agathe Bosch, Diana Sakalauskaité, Marina Palii, Ugo Broussot

Producer: Purivatra Mirsad, Anca Puiu, Smaranda Puiu, Milan Stojanović, Ivica Vidanović, Dan Wechsler, Jamal Zeinal-Zade, Andreas Roald, Jörgen Andersson, Kjell Åhlund, Peter Possne Labina Mitevska

Original story by: Vladimir Solovyov


Zelenih beretki 12, 71000 Sarajevo

Mandragora, Sense Production, Cinnamon Films, Bord Cadre Films, Genf Doppelganger, Film i Väst, Sisters and Brothers Mitevski


The guests who come to the mansion of aristocratic landowner and man of the world Nikolai over the Christmas holidays are hand-picked. Among them is a politician, a young countess and a general with his wife. They converse and dine, indulge in parlour games and discuss the right form of authority in the face of political impotence as well as progress and morality, death and the Antichrist. As the debate becomes more heated, cultural differences become increasingly apparent and the mood grows tense.