ROMANIA - 2009 - ROMANIAN - 99 MIN
DIRECTED BY: RADU MUNTEAN
CAST: MIMI BRANESCU, MIRELA OPRISOR, MARIA POPISTASU
NON-THEATRICAL: AVAILABLE FOR TV, VOD & FILM FESTIVALS ONLY
A young woman, Ethel, escapes from a mental hospital during the chaos of a nearby multiple-car accident. She is mistaken for a shock victim by a rescue volunteer who finds her trying to place a stone in a dead woman’s mouth. The volunteer drives her to her sister’s house. Not wishing to be alone in the house with her, the sister brings two neighbor women over. She calls the hospital and finds out that Ethel “wasn’t released at all but somehow got out.” They nervously await the attendants from the hospital while Ethel, refusing to speak, formulates a plan to stay in the house. As Ethel is being ushered out by the attendants, she takes one of the stones out of her pocket and thrusts it into her sister’s mouth. The screen goes black. As it cleans, the sister is being taken away while Ethel remains in the house.