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Soldiers. Story from Ferentari

OT: Soldatii. Poveste din Ferentari

Ivana Mladenovic // Romania, Serbia, Belgium, 2017
Fiction Feature // FF2017



Anthropologist Adi has been dumped by his girlfriend. To distract himself, he surrounds himself with work. He moves to Ferentari, the poorest part of Bucharest, to conduct a study of Manele, the pop music of the Roma community. During his work he gets to know the ex-con Alberto, who is happy to help him. What starts as a working relationship develops into a friendship and then a hesitant romance, but the more they hide from their environment, the more they have to deal with their ethnic and cultural differences. Soldiers. Story from Ferentari is a tender variation on Romeo and Juliet on the periphery of Romanian society.


IVANA MLADENOVIĆ (*1984) is a Serbian film-maker who lives and works in Bucharest. Her documentary Turn off the Lights (2012) won several awards, including as best Romanian documentary. Soldiers. Story from Ferentari is her debut feature.



Soldatii. Poveste din Ferentari

Fiction Feature



Romania, Serbia, Belgium


119 min

OV with German subtitles

Ivana Mladenovic

Adrian Șchiop, Ivana Mladenovic

Adrian Șchiop, Vasile Pavel-Digudai, Stefan Iancu, Nicolae Marin-Spaniolul, Kana Hashimoto, Dan Bursuc

Ada Solomon

Luchian Ciobanu

Catalin Cristutiu

Beta Cinema GmbH

Hi Film Production; Film House Bas Celik; Frakas Productions

Cosima Finkbeiner, Beta Cinema GmbH: Cosima.Finkbeiner@betacinema.com

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