Archive of films Bones for Otto / Oase pentru Otto

2016, 29 min

Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow
Year: 2017

Two women plying the world’s oldest profession meet on a deserted road. Their employment motivations and experience, however, differ greatly. One knows the street inside out, the other is just discovering the secrets of professional prostitution. This lightly comic film presents women we often notice but rarely understand.


Two prostitutes meet on a deserted road. One is used to the nightly routine but is having trouble coming to terms with the competition – a naïve beginner who is just discovering what the oldest profession is all about. Time spent together gradually reveals that neither has anything to reproach the other for. They both need money, whether to feed their family or to fulfill a lifelong dream. With its comic tone, Bones for Otto doesn’t take aim at women on the streets, presenting them instead as strong individuals whose lives have taken an unexpected turn.

Anna Kořínek

About the director

Matei Lucaci-Grunberg

Matei Lucaci-Grunberg (b. 1989, Bucharest) is a theater and film director, screenwriter, and playwright. He earned his bachelor’s in film direction from the National University of Theater and Film I.L. Caragiale (UNATC) in Bucharest. He completed his master’s at the same university and is currently pursuing a doctorate. His theater and film productions have earned him national and international awards.


Matei Lucaci-Grunberg
E-mail: [email protected]

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About the film

Color, DCP
International premiere

Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow
Director: Matei Lucaci-Grunberg
Screenplay: Lia Bugnar podle vlastní stejnojmenné divadelní hry / based on her own play of the same name
Dir. of Photography: Misu Ionescu
Editor: Vali Bulgariu
Art Director: Raluca Alexandrescu
Producer: Anghel Damian
Production: Aparte Film
Cast: Nicoleta Hâncu, Anca Dumitra
Contact: Matei Lucaci-Grunberg, Romanian Film Promotion


Matei Lucaci-Grunberg

Film Director


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