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When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism



It’s the middle of a film shoot and Paul, the director, is having an affair with Alina, an actress playing a supporting role. With Alina’s last day on set imminent, Paul decides to rewrite the script in order to shoot a nude scene with her. But tomorrow is always another day. Paul wakes up in the morning and decides not to shoot the scene after all. Instead, he calls the producer and tells her he’s having problems with his ulcer...


Corneliu Porumboiu


Diana Avramut, Bodgan Dumitrache, Mihaela Sirbu

French release

April 16th, 2014


Les films du Worso

42 Km Film 

Financial partners

Romanian CNC, CNC (Cinémas du Monde), Eurimages, Média, Spoon, McCann Ericsson, Soficinéma

French distribution

Zoetrope Movies

International sales

Wild Bunch

Festivals and awards

  • Festival de Locarno - Compétition Officielle

  • Festival de Toronto (TIFF) - Compétition Officielle

  • Festival International de Rotterdam 

  • Festival International de New York (NYFF) 

  • Festival International du Film de San Francisco

  • Festival International du Film de Belgrade

  • Rendez-vous du Cinéma Français à Paris

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