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Soldiers. Story from Ferentari (original title: Soldatii. Poveste din Ferentari) (2017) is a 2017 drama film by the Serbian director Ivana Mladenovic about the romance between two men in Ferentari, the poorest neighborhood of Bucharest.

The screenplay is based on the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by Adrian Schiop[1]. It features Adrian Schlop and Vasile Pavel-Digudai in the lead roles.


Adi, a young anthropologist, moves to the Ferentari neighborhood in Bucharest to work on academic research of manele music. Adi meets Alberto, a Roma ex-convict who works as a servant of a music manager, who promises to help him with his research. Although Alberto has to deal with the psychological barrier of internalized homophobia[2], little by little an intimate relationship blossoms between them.


Adrian Schiop as Adi.

Vasile Pavel-Digudai as Alberto.

Stefan Iancu as Andrei.

Dan Bursuc as the music manager.


Special Jury Mention - Sebastiane Award 2017 (San Sebastian International Film Festival).[3]


  1. ^ Harvey, Dennis (2017-09-22). "Film Review: 'Soldiers. Story From Ferentari'". Variety. Retrieved 2017-09-30.
  2. ^ "Adrianno " a veces temo que no sepan diferenciar entre la pantalla y la realidad"". Premios Sebastiane (in Spanish). 2017-09-28. Retrieved 2017-09-30.
  3. ^ "" 120 BEATS PER MINUTE" by Robin Campillo, 18th Sebastiane Award". Premios Sebastiane (in Spanish). 2017-09-29. Retrieved 2017-09-30.

External links[edit]

Soldiers. Story from Ferentari on IMDb