The Counting Device

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    The Counting Device

    Directed by

    Romania

    2011

    21 min

    • Romanian

    From the director of ONE STEP BEHIND THE SERAPHIM presented at Berlinale Co-Production Market

    Mircea, a long time employee of the National Company of Motorways and National Roads, brings along his nephew George, an educated but jobless young man, in order to get him a job at the same company. They are required to count the vehicles driving on the national roads, for EU statistics purposes. But they have different opinions about their job and their friendship turns into conflict.

    Production
    PARADA FILM
    Daniel Sandu

    Daniel Sandu

    Romania

    Born in 1977, Daniel Sandu graduated The MEDIA University – Film school in Bucharest. He is screenwriter and director of short films, feature films and TV series. In 2013 he wrote and directed HORSEPOWER, a short film produced by Velvet Moraru (Icon Production). The film was shown at Transilvania IFF, at NexT IFF (Romania). In 2012 he directed the short film SECOND VOICE, produced by Ada Solomon (HiFilm Productions). The film won the Special PRIZE at Anonimul IFF 2013 and in 2011 he was the producer, writer and director of the short film THE COUNTING DEVICE co-produced by Ada Solomon (Parada Film) that was selected in the official competitions of Sarajevo IFF, Cambridge IFF, Montpellier IFF, Leuven IFF and won the Jury award at Leiden ISF. In 2008 he developed the screenplay for the feature film ONE STEP BEHIND THE SERAPHIM. He wrote and directed the short film entitled THE APPLE in 2001 and in 2000 wrote, directed and produced MEMORY SLICE, a short documentary, awarded with The Special prize at Eco-Etno-Folc Slătioara FF. He has wrote and co-wrote a number of television series including, NOBODY IS PERFECT, on Prima TV, THE CLAN on Kanal D TV and THE BUILDING on PRO TV. The completed film, ONE STEP BEHIND THE SERAPHIM screened at Transilvania IFF 2018, winning the Romanian Days Audience Award.

    Selected Filmography