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3.9
1,505 Ratings

Beyond the Hills

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Directed by Cristian Mungiu
Romania, France, 2012
Drama

Synopsis

Alina returns to Romania from Germany, hoping to bring Voichita—the only person in the world she loves and was loved by—back with her. But Voichita has found God, and God is the hardest lover of all to best.

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Beyond the Hills Directed by Cristian Mungiu
It’s the crackerjack stuff of a good melodrama or exploitation flick, but Mungiu, like many a priestly European auteur, isn’t about to send his characters careening from one juicy plot point to another. The story proceeds as if captured, day by day, by some angelic documentary crew.
March 06, 2013
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What results is a remarkably straightforward work with hot blood beneath its cool, prostrate surface. Every meticulously directed Steadicam shot arrives as if it were its own stage; whatever else, Mungiu wants us to watch harder.
February 27, 2013
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Beyond the Hills achieves something like transcendence, yet makes a final, provocative point of settling for less. Cristian Mungiu’s masterpiece is a film of subtly shifting perspectives, and of divergent, wholly incompatible conversations ostensibly about the same thing.
October 13, 2012
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