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Film Review: When Evening Falls on Bucharest, or Metabolism

Bogdan Dumitrache and Diana Avramut

Movies about moviemaking don’t come much drier than this new one from Romania. It has the usual elements of backstage stories—the director is sleeping with a cast member, professional rivalry rears its head, the movie’s gone over budget—but When Evening Falls approaches these things in an extremely off-center way. We never do see the film set (although the closing sequence takes place inside a makeup trailer that is presumably near the shooting), and the only actual footage we glimpse is from the director’s endoscopy. He’s been suffering from gastritis and . . . oh, it’s hard to explain.

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