Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

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Romania’s Oscar® entry for Best International Feature Film

WINNER: Golden Bear - Berlin International Film Festival

Best Film of the Year - J. Hoberman, Artforum

#2 Best Film of the Year - A.O. Scott, The New York Times

One of the Best Performances of the Year (Katia Pascariu) - A.O. Scott, The New York Times

#2 Best Film of the Year - Alison Willmore, Vulture / New York

Top 10 Best Film of the Year - Rolling Stone, Esquire, ScreenCrush, Screen Slate


BOLD. HILARIOUS. ASTONISHING. A daring and hilarious cinematic gamble — and it’s also an unpredictable blast.” – Eric Kohn, IndieWire

“DELICIOUSLY DEMENTED. A taboo-busting polemical comedy refreshingly untroubled by tasteful restraint. Jude remains a boldly original voice in modern European cinema, with serious things to say and increasingly adventurous ways of saying them.” – Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter

“IT’S GOT BALLS. Defies all and any expectations.” – Ela Bittencourt, MUBI

WILD. AUDACIOUS. An angry, funny film.” – Edgar Wright (director, One Night in Soho)

“A batshit farce. See is on a big screen with an audience to bask in their outrage.” – Alex Winter (director/actor, Zappa, Bill & Ted Face the Music)

In Radu Jude’s (AFERIM!) provocative Golden Bear-winning comedy, schoolteacher Emi finds her career and reputation under threat after a personal sex tape is leaked on the Internet. Forced to meet the parents demanding her dismissal, Emi refuses to surrender to their pressure. Filmed entirely during Bucharest’s lockdown, BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN delivers an incendiary mix of unconventional form, irreverent humor and scathing commentary on hypocrisy and prejudice in our societies. Romania’s Oscar® entry for Best International Feature Film.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    106 minutes
  • Language
    Romanian, English, Czech, French, Russian
  • Country
    Romania, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Croatia, Switzerland, United Kingdom
  • Premiere
    Berlin International Film Festival
  • Rating
    Not rated
  • Note
    The film is subtitled throughout in English. Optional English closed captions are also available.
  • Director
    Radu Jude
  • Screenwriter
    Radu Jude
  • Producer
    Ada Solomon
  • Executive Producer
    Carla Fotea
  • Co-Producer
    Paul Thiltges, Adrien Chef, Jiří Konečný, Ankica Jurić Tilić
  • Cast
    Katia Pascariu, Claudia Ieremia, Olimpia Mălai, Nicodim Ungureanu, Alexandru Potocean, Andi Vasluianu, Dana Voicu, Daniela Ioniţă Marcu, Ilinca Manolache, Tudorel Filimon, Ana Ciontea, Gabriel Spahiu, Alina Şerban
  • Cinematographer
    Marius Panduru
  • Editor
    Catalin Cristutiu
  • Production Design
    Christian Niculescu
  • Sound Design
    Dana Bunescu
  • Music
    Jura Ferina, Pavao Miholjević