Fantastic Foreign Films: Romanian
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Black Comedy) 16 years after the Revolution and just days before Christmas, a local television station in Bucharest has invited several guests to share their
moments of glory, as they allegedly stormed city hall, chanting "down with Ceasescu!," before Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, and his wife fled the
presidential palace by helicopter so many years ago. An alcoholic history teacher and a lonely retiree, who moonlights as Santa, are forced to answer
questions from dubious viewers who aren't convinced that the Revolution ever took place in their city.
classmates. Not wanting to ruin the life of a young man he considers merely irresponsible, Cristi must either allow the arrest to weigh on his conscience,
or face censure by his self-serious superior for whom the word conscience has an entirely different meaning.