Set in 1980’s Romania, during the final days of Communism, this drama tells the story of two female friends and students who share a Bucharest flat. An overwhelming problem arises when one becomes pregnant. With abortion illegal in Romania, the women seek an illicit termination at the hands of one Mr. Bebe (Vlad Ivanov) in a seedy Romanian hotel - but Bebe refuses to accept money in return for his services and demands a certain "alternate" commodity instead. The film won 12 awards, including three prizes at Cannes and the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It also earned a Golden Globe nomination.
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