BUCHAREST: Acclaimed Romanian writer/director Corneliu Porumboiu returns to the dark humor of his debut feature 12:08 East of Bucharest/A fost sau n-a fost? produced by 42Km Film in 2006 with The Treasure/Comoara (working title), the story of two young men looking for a lost treasure. Shooting starts on 15 October.
The only professional actor in the cast is Toma Cuzin. Amateur actors Adrian Purcărescu and Cornel Cozmei were chosen after a three-month casting. Tudor Mircea is the DoP.
Marcela Ursu is producing through Romania's 42 Km Film in coproduction with France's Les Films de Worso and Rouge International. "70% of the budget is already in place", Ursu told FNE. The project is supported by the Romanian National Film Center, HBO Romania and Arte France.
The film will be shot entirely on location in the Teleorman county and Bucharest until 15 November. The premiere is set for 2015.
Credits:Director: Corneliu PorumboiuScriptwriter: Corneliu PorumboiuDoP: Tudor MirceaCast: Toma Cuzin, Adrian Purcărescu, Cornel Cozmei