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A buddy comedy produced on a shoestring budget, starring three of the most recognizable faces in Romanian movies, TWO LOTTERY TICKETS suggests PINEAPPLE EXPRESS by way of Abbas Kiarostami. A winsome, riotous comedy of errors, Paul Negoescu's (A MONTH IN THAILAND) second feature is an audience-friendly social satire which merges a stoner's shaggy-dog story with the sophisticated, intensely realistic style that has made Romania cinema one of the most popular national film movements in the world. POLICE, ADJECTIVE star Dragoș Bucur plays against type as Sile, an irresponsible carpenter who spends most afternoons at the pub, placing small bets, racking up a huge tab and buying lottery tickets. He convinces his drinking buddy Dinel (Dorian Boguță), whose wife has just left him, to play the lottery one hot afternoon. Borrowing a few euro from Pompiliu (Alexandru Papadopol), the local conspiracy theorist, Dinel plays the numbers on the off chance that a win might bring back his wife. After two petty criminals jack his fanny-pack and the winning ticket, the three guys spend what little money they have left tracking down the thieves. Their wild goose chase around Dinel's apartment complex precedes a road trip to Bucharest, where the two thugs might be about to cash in on the €6 million jackpot. Unpretentious, well-acted and consistently hilarious, TWO LOTTERY TICKETS is a breezy reminder of the eternal essentials for good comedy: smart performances, a clever and intuitive style and an irresistibly unpredictable yarn. Winner, Audience Award, 2017 Gopo Awards. Official Selection, 2016 Zurich and Thessaloniki film festivals; 2017 Hong Kong, Minneapolis St. Paul and Shanghai film festivals.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    86 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    Romania, Spain
  • Rating
  • Note
    With English subtitles.
  • Director
    Paul Negoescu
  • Screenwriter
    Paul Negoescu, from the short story by Ion Luca Caragiale
  • Producer
    Dragoș Bucur
  • Cast
    Dorian Boguță, Dragoș Bucur, Alexandru Papadopol