I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians (Îmi este indiferent daca în istorie vom intra ca barbari) (2019) - Rotten Tomatoes

I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians (Îmi este indiferent daca în istorie vom intra ca barbari)2019

I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians (Îmi este indiferent daca în istorie vom intra ca barbari) (2019)

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Radu Jude's resonant feature, "I DO NOT CARE IF WE GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS BARBARIANS", chronicles a young theatre director's efforts to stage an accurate re-enactment of the Odessa Massacre - in which Romanian soldiers slaughtered tens of thousands of Ukrainian Jews - despite the municipal government's attempt to censor the director's efforts. Her choice angers a city official who threatens to close the production because of its "anti-Romanian" take on history. However, the reaction to the staged play is one that neither anticipated.

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All Critics (24) | Top Critics (8)

This is heady stuff, but never daunting.

August 2, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

The movie's refusal to dumb down its ideas, truncate its arguments or skimp on the power of its own verbiage is precisely what makes it so mesmerizing.

July 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Like other contemporary Romanian filmmakers, Jude is well attuned to human absurdities, especially those of pompous public officials.

July 19, 2019 | Full Review…
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Until its devastating final scenes, the way "I Do Not Care" makes its points is discursive rather than dramatic.

July 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Barbarians is, in other words, anything but subtle.

July 18, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Rada Jude's behind-the-scenes drama tackles the charged subject of historical atrocity at one remove, with the grim wit that is a hallmark of recent Romanian cinema.

November 9, 2018 | Full Review…

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