Mr. Lazarescu is a retired Romanian engineer, spending his time in the company of his cats and booze. When he starts feeling unusually ill, he first seeks painkillers from his neighbors. It soon becomes apparent that Lazarescu is indeed sick, and an ambulance arrives with a nurse who has a few ideas about what could be the problem. However, a major traffic accident and poor organization leaves little room in Romanian hospitals for the fading Lazarescu.

  1. Cristi Puiu

    Director, Writer

  2. Răzvan Rădulescu


Top Billed Cast

  1. Ioan Fiscuteanu

    Ioan Fiscuteanu

    Mr. Lăzărescu

  2. Luminița Gheorghiu

    Luminița Gheorghiu

    Mioara Avram

  3. Doru Ana

    Doru Ana

    Sandu Sterian

  4. Monica Bârlădeanu

    Monica Bârlădeanu


  5. Alina Berzunțeanu

    Alina Berzunțeanu

    Dr. Zamfir

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The Death of Mr. Lazarescu
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu


Original Title Moartea domnului Lăzărescu

Status Released

Release Information

  • September 24, 2005
    Theatrical (limited)


  • October 12, 2005
    Theatrical (limited)


  • April 2, 2006
    Theatrical (limited)


Original Language Romanian

Runtime 2h 30m

Budget $390,000.00

Revenue $216,000.00



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