Saturday, December 27, 2014

Why me?

De ce eu? (Why me?) is a movie based on a real story from 14 years ago. A young prosecutor dares to investigate a judge and a member of the Parliament and he is pushed to suicide by the pressure of his boss and peers. That was the state of the judicial system in Romania at that time. But in the last 10 years it changed a lot: hundreds of members of the "system" (a former prime minister, members of the parliament, judges and other prosecutors, police officers, army officers) were prosecuted and convicted for corruption. The impunity of the ruling class is over and this is just the beginning. I hope that in the next years the level of corruption will continue to decrease in Romania to the benefit of all people. That's what I voted for in 2004, 2009 and 2014: not economic or social policies were my main concern, but the rule of law and the fight against corruption.
The movie will be in cinemas in a few months, but you can see the trailer below:

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Symphony

Zdob and Zdub, a Moldovian rock band, did it again. They composed a Christmas Symphony and presented it recently in a series of shows. Below is a clip of this rock and classical music melange, I quite like how it sounds:

Merry Christmas to all of you!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


It all started here on this day 25 year ago. In less than a week the communist regime in Romania would collapse. Watch this video of the shootings in front of the cathedral from Timisoara to understand what a dictatorship looks like. Rulers ordering the army to shoot their own people:

And a song of Phoenix, a famous Romanian rock band originating in Timisoara. Their members fled the communist Romania and wrote this song when they returned to their home city after many years: