Box

Category: feature
Director: Florin Şerban
Country: Romania, Germany, France
Year: 2015
Length: 94'
Production Status: completed

Summary

Under the pretext of a love story, BOX unfolds a coming-of-age narrative. RAFAEL and CRISTINA are two people that were never supposed to meet. He is 19, Gypsy, works in a car-wash and wants to make it big as a boxer; he lives with his grandfather, and he is about to have a breakthorugh as an athlete. She is 34, Hungarian, actress in the local theater, married, and goes through a professional and personal crisis; her husband is the star of the theater ensemble and it seems that she has been living in his shadow for a while. Without knowing each other, Rafael follows Cristina every day, on the cobblestone streets of an old provincial town. She knows it and enjoys the attention. One time, she turns back and they face each other. The following day, he looks her in the eyes and asks: "If you had''t been married, would you have married me?" From that moment on, there is no way back for neither of them. Two different destinies, two different worlds facing different dilemas. Despite their ages, Rafael and Cristina share the same desperate need to prove themselves. In their own way, with blood and tears on one side, deep silences and discreet smiles on the other, Rafael and Cristina will learn to deal with adulthood and compromise.


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