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6.9 on the Richter Scale


It is early in the morning when the earth in Bucharest starts to move. Tony, an actor, and his wife Kitty are shaken out of their sleep. The same day the couple has to move to an apartment which is not quite earthquake-proof. Soon thereafter, Tony is tormented by the worst apocalyptic nightmares. However, his friends do not take his anxiety seriously and make fun of him. His depressed and insanely jealous wife isn’t of any support either. Nor is his manipulative father, who shows up for the first time after his disappearance many years ago and decides to immediately move in with the couple. And as if that were not enough, as on-stage singing Orpheus, Tony regularly has to follow his beloved Eurydice into the underworld. Director Nae Caranfil serves his new film with a handful of noisy neighbours, shady deals, facetious colleagues and extramarital affairs on the side, thus creating the perfect recipe for a variegated, refreshing comedy far from the minimalist trend in current Romanian cinematography. Here, every bit of seriousness ends up in absurdity. Conceived to appeal to a large audience, this comedy can also, without a doubt, be seen as a provocative plea against political correctness.

6.9 on the Richter Scale

Original Title

6.9 pe scara Richter


Nae Caranfil


Nae Caranfil


Laurențiu Bănescu, Maria Obretin, Miruna Biléi




Romania in Focus


Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary




Romanian with Engl. sub.

Running time

115 min


Sunday 26.03.

18:45 Actors Studio 2

Monday 27.03.

21:15 Village Cinema 3