Q&A with Tudor Giurgiu, producer Oana Giurgiu, and actors Emilian Oprea & Mihai Constantin

An ambitious young prosecutor (played with dark intensity by newcomer Emilian Oprea) is surprised to be assigned a sensitive case involving an older colleague accused of corruption. But what could have been a springboard for his career turns out to be quite the opposite, as it’s revealed that he may be a mere pawn on a cynical chessboard. Based on tragic true events, this Sidney Lumet–esque political thriller about one man’s fight against the system finds director Tudor Giurgiu in a more serious mode after his crowd-pleasing Of Snails and Men (the opening-night film of Making Waves 2012), taking risks in exposing the dirty and sometimes tragic games of Romanian politics.