||Alexandru Solomon's documentary The National Bank Robbery [Romania, 2004] will have its Los Angeles premiere during the EuroDocs Festival presented by the American Cinematheque between October 16-22, at Aero Theatre in Santa Monica.
A strange robbery at the Romanian National Bank in 1959 triggered a massive police search. When the alleged burglars were caught and arrested, they reenacted their crime for a television film in which they played themselves. Although evidence suggests the criminals believed they would be spared the death sentence by appearing in the film, their reality was otherwise. Described by director Alexandru Solomon as a “political detective story,” this documentary investigates both a historical mystery and the transformation of history into film.
EuroDocs Festival is organized by the American Cinematheque in colaboration with various European countries consulates in LA.