Archive of films Double / Dublu

2016, 100 min

Section: East of the West - Competition
Year: 2016

At first glance it seems that George has everything he wants in life: a beautiful girlfriend, an interesting job, and there are always enough friends around to go for drinks. Under the surface of this well-ordered world, however, lurks something self-destructive that has to be dealt with. And George is the only one who can find his way out of this crisis.


It seems that George has everything he could want. He has a loving girlfriend, his career as an architect is on the rise, and there are always enough friends around to go out for drinks. But there is one major caveat: George would like to check out other girls, indeed, he met a rather intriguing and beautiful one the other night at a party. Work would be perfection if deadlines didn’t keep approaching with such lightning speed. And taken altogether not even the parties are what they used to be; the hangovers are worse than ever, the consequences more crippling, and work productivity the day after all-night clubbing is hardly tiptop. The pitfalls of everyday existence waylay George on all sides and ignoring them ceases to be a viable option. Alone, the young man must find a way out of the self-destructive spiral. Debuting Romanian director Catrinel Dănăiață captures the generation of contemporary 30-somethings as they struggle with seemingly banal and superficial problems. Their issues may not be life-threatening but they complicate living no end.

Anna Purkrábková

About the director

Catrinel Dănăiaţă took a diploma from the I. L. Caragiale National University of Theater and Film in Bucharest. She earned a doctorate in cinema and media studies and currently lectures at Bucharest’s Hyperion University. Her filmography numbers several short films (e.g. Despărțire, 2005) in addition to music videos for top Romanian musicians (Smiley, Feli, Dorian) and commercials for important brands. The director also cooperates on a variety of TV productions. Double (2016) is her feature film debut.


Abis Studio
31 Emanoil Porumbaru, 011422, Bucharest
Tel: +40 212 226 875

About the film

Color, DCP
International premiere

Section: East of the West - Competition
Director: Catrinel Dănăiaţă
Screenplay: Alexandra Axinte, Andreea Bortun
Dir. of Photography: Pătru Păunescu
Music: Andy Vasilescu
Editor: Theodora Penciu
Art Director: Grigore Puscariu
Producer: Gabi Antal
Production: Abis Studio
Coproduction: Hi Film Production SRL
Cast: Bogdan Dumitrache, Maria Dinulescu, Corina Moise, Dorian Boguta, Teodor Corban, Andrei Mateiu
Contact: Abis Studio


Catrinel Dănăiaţă

Film Director

Gabi Antal


Patru Paunescu

Director of Photography

Dana Toader


Dorian Boguta


Maria Dinulescu


Ovidiu Stoia


Grigore Pușcariu

Set Designer

Ilinca Belciu

PR & Marketing, Distributor

Catalin Anchidin

PR & Marketing

Angela Chiriacesu



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