Weddings, Baptisms, Funerals is that Romanian film you need to see to understand that there is a better homegrown comedy than Teambuiding in 2022-late-2023.
Admittedly, Weddings, Baptisms, Funerals hasn’t quite reached the level of views of Bromania’s Teambuilding, but that may be because it hasn’t been given enough publicity so far.
Weddings, Baptisms, Funerals, a film with a decent script and genuinely funny lines.
From the start, you should know that Nunți, Botezuri, Înmormântări is a typical Romanian film, and this is not necessarily a bad thing, since there are enough films made in our country that deserve international recognition (and some of them even got it).
I wouldn’t know if Weddings, Baptisms, Funerals could survive outside the country, but there’s that chance, since it can be watched, at the moment, on Netflix.
The cast includes Șerban Pavlu, Anca Sigartău, Gheorghe Ifrim and Ilona Brezoianu, among many other more or less well-known actors.
The film tells the story of a businessman who decides to buy a piece of land during the crisis of 2007-2008, which he later sells for a bit more money.
But as the home accounts don’t match the deal, the man quickly runs into the first problem: neighbours.
Obviously, the production has a considerable dose of situational humour, sprinkled with characters taken, as if from a play by the master Caragiale, adapted for today.
The jokes are also decent, and at the end you could even draw a parallel with other Romanian films that have made waves both at the cinema and on Netflix (the only platform that dares to take our films, Romanians, as soon as we release them).
Sure enough, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as the saying goes, but if you ask me, Weddings, Weddings, Funerals deserves to climb above Teambuilding in the top of favorites.