Two Lottery Tickets

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Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00 (+ $2 online fee)
Members:$9.00 (no online fee)
Film Info
Program:New Releases
Virtual Cinema
Tags:Comedy
Drama
Dramedy
Road Movie
Satire
Release Year:2016
Runtime:86 min
Country/Region:Romania
Spain
Language:Romanian
Print Source:Dekanalog
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/544099998
Cast/Crew
Director:Paul Negoescu
Executive Producer:Ovidiu Dunel-Stancu
Producer:Drago? Bucur
Cinematographer:Ana Draghici
Screenwriter:Paul Negoescu
Editor:Alexandru Radu
Composer:Flora Pop
Alin Zabrau?eanu
Principal Cast:Dorian Bogu?a
Drago? Bucur
Alexandru Papadopol

Description

Now Showing IN MSP FILM'S VIRTUAL CINEMA

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Reserve your ticket and start watching on Friday, May 28. You will have 48 hours to complete once you begin watching.


About the Film

The next generation of Romanian filmmaking talent finally arrives in the U.S. with Paul Negoescu and Two Lottery Tickets. 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, Negoescu’s 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 the Romania cinema one of the most popular national film movements in the world.

Police, Adjective star Drago? 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 Bogu?a), whose wife has just left him for an Italian, 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 would 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 tracking down the thieves. Although all three guys are easy marks with zero talent for sleuthing, 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.