One Step Behind the Seraphim 2017
2h 30min | Drama | 22 September 2017 (Romania)
A group of freshmen in an orthodox college are introduced in a world of cons, pleasure and money, but they soon discover that’s not the way one’s life should be lead.
I came back home a few hours ago from the cinema where I saw this movie and I still think about it. It made me write my first review so please don’t be harsh. This was for sure the most interesting movie made in Romania (by far) – and I tried to watch them all! I had a lot of fun, the crowd reacted so good at this movie, it was for the first time when I felt like home at the cinema! The story shows the truth behind what can happen in a Priests school in a very intelligent and funny way. In some of the situations I even saw myself in high- school skipping school and run to the billiard club, all the smoking and experience sex from the first time. So many things happen in this movie that I even wish for a sequel or even a TV series based on this story. The performance of the young actors (and not only) from this movie was VERY credible. I recommend all of u who question themselves if this one worth to be seen to go and watch it and then, if they don’t feel the same like me to answer this review ? I can’t understand why I didn’t saw advertising true the city about this movie, it’s absolutely brilliant – other movies have huge advertising campaigns, but don’t even worth the drive to the cinema.
Director: Daniel Sandu
Writer: Daniel Sandu
Stars: Stefan Iancu, Vlad Ivanov, Toto Dumitrescu
Release Date: 22 September 2017 (Romania)
Also Known As: Un pas în urma serafimilor
Filming Locations: Romania
FRANS P. (verified owner) –
What a gem! Most of all I appreciate this movie because it is an all boys school story, yet without any gay coming-of-age development or without focus on any sexual abuse by the clergical staff. Instead this movie is about the corrupt reality of bribery and betrayal that seems to rule still in Rumania even after the revolution.
It is also very informative about life in an Orthodox seminary.
Anonymous (verified owner) –
Finely acted and directed drama set in a seminary, exploring treacherous strategies used by those in power. Elegantly filmed. Some critics have found it overly long by about 30 mins., but I enjoyed the pace.
Leopold Heimburger (verified owner) –