The courage and friendship of two Romanian college students is tested when Gabita discovers that she is pregnant by her boyfriend, and seeks an illegal abortion with the help of her classmate Otilia. Enlisting the services of the shady Mr. Bebe, the two girls find themselves in extremely tense and uncomfortable situations and must rely on their mutual support to get them through the ordeal.
Plot summary from IMDb: Romania, 1987, the brutal Ceausescu communist regime is in place; birth control is illegal and abortion is a crime punishable by death. Gabita (Laura Vasliu) is almost five months into an unwanted pregnancy and in meek desperation turns to her friend and roommate, Otilia (Anamaria Marinca) for help in organizing an illegal termination. Unfortunate circumstances force the two women to use a male abortionist, Bebe (Vlad Ivanov), who, in addition to an absurd amount of money, also demands sex with both women as payment. The bleakness of the storyline expresses a dark socio-political critique in the twilight years of a repressive dictatorship.
Awards: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 38 wins & 55 nominations.
Runtime: 113 min
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