4 months, 3 weeks, and 2 days

4 months, 3 weeks, and 2 days

DVD - 2008 | Romanian
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1987, Communist Romania. During the course of one day, Otilia helps her friend and roommate Gabita get a late-term abortion. With abortion, let alone any kind of contraceptive, being illegal, the girls have to use illegal means to acheive their goal. Shows the rough and gritty situation in which the girls, particularly Otilia, must make decisions and deal with their consequences.
Publisher: [S.L.] : Mongrel Media, [c2008].
Edition: Widescreen version.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (113 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm.


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Oct 09, 2019

If you want a tiny glimpse into what life is like for girls/women when abortions are illegal (and only a tiny glimpse, as there are many other potential and terrible costs in store for one half of the population when having sex is seen as something that females must be punished and made to suffer for), this movie will certainly provide that.

Sep 17, 2018

A brutal movie. The abortionist is a ruthless negotiator. At the time abortion was a crime that could result in execution so the stakes were high for all involved--the girl, her friend/helper and the abortionist. There is little if any moralizing, but I can picture both the pro life and pro choice voters finding ammunition to feed their convictions. From my view it highlights what a tragedy an unwanted pregnancy is and we need to focus on how to avoid the tragedy. The Romanian director/writer did an excellent job.

Feb 15, 2016


Dec 22, 2013

'4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days' is an award-winning film at the Cannes Film Festival about a young and naïve Romanian student who is forced to resort to a back-alley abortion and her friend who is ready to sacrifice everything for her. The film does not debate the morality of abortion however it does show the brutal and harrowing reality faced by women in such situations. A must-see film on a compelling issue which is difficult to watch and impossible to ignore regardless of which side of 'Roe vs. Wade' you are on.

Nov 08, 2013

I was disappointed with this film. It focused on the act of abortion, but nothing else.

Vincent T Lombardo Mar 17, 2013

A dark and disturbing film that is not for the faint of heart. No character is all good or all bad; each character commits terrible acts to survive under horrible circumstances. How would you act in a similar situation? A riveting, provocative, thought provoking, and unforgettable movie.

Feb 12, 2013

This is an excellent film from Romania that exposes you to a different world, and the daily challenges its citizens face. An eye opener, and a film for those who want to look beyond the comfort of their own realm. Highly recommended.

kittymuir Oct 04, 2011

This movie is a good way to show your daughters to practice birth control or better yet don't have sex at all. The girl that was pregnant is so stupid. Her friend is the most dedicated person you could find.
This will affect all single women.
We are so lucky to live here and in this time. Even now girls are too stupid to use birth control. So beware of the consequences of being ignorant or careless. This is your life and you have to live with this. Not the guy.

Mar 22, 2010

A sad movie and a bit haunting. Knowng a bit about Romania's policies towards children, population growth and abortion during the communist era will provide a better context for understanding this film.

Aug 20, 2008

Must see - This is a very good Romanian dramitic film. I won't spoil the story and do yourself a favor - don't read about the film before watching it because the film doesn't reveal the plot until a half hour into the picture. Once the plot is unveiled, the film will take you to an unpleasent place. The main actress is incredible; the direction is real. Note the scene of the dinner party - listen to the dialogue and the main actress' expression throughout. They speak of women smoking in front of othes as a grave sign of disrespect - I haven't heard those words in years. Which is the point - the film is very real in the subject matter and the dialogue. Warning: some of the scenes are disturbing. I could make a moral comment but that would reveal the plot.

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