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Original Title : Filantropica
Feature Romanian, French
Genre : Comedy
Running time : 1h43
Year of production : 2001
Distributed in France by : Swift Distribution
Release date in France : 05/06/2002


Ovidiu, 35, a literature teacher in a Bucharest school, dreams of becoming a famous writer. He falls madly in love with Diana, a model, who extols the virtues of a brand of toothpaste in an advertisement. To please her, and to satisfy all her whims, he pretends he’s a young millionaire and spends the equivalent of several months of his meager teacher’s wages in one weekend. He can only afford such extravagance because of Pepe, a rather strange “godfather”. Mister Pepe, 60, a sreenwriter/songsmith for beggars, has set up a foundation called Philanthropique that he uses as a cover for his scams. Intrigued by the vast possibilities of charity, he invents a high class, extremely lucrative sting involving Ovidiu. This double life rapidly becomes risky and difficult for Ovidiu to manage. Just how far will Pepe drag him down ? In the game of appearances, he risks losing his soul. He’s but a puppet in Pepe’s game, which is a scam on a national scale.