Movie poster of the week: R.I.P. Mr. Lazarescu

December 14, 2007

The Death of Mr. Lazarescu

The death this week of Romanian actor Ion Fiscuteanu, better known as the titular star (or victim) of one of 2006’s very best films, The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, prompted me to resurrect this: the world’s most inappropriate movie poster. As anyone who has seen this grim fable–in which the dying Lazarescu is shuttled through hospital wards and treated with either scorn or indifference–can attest, the original Romanian poster is so wrong that it’s almost right.



  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You should’ve called it Carry on Hospital again though. I didnt know he’d died. These new Romanian wavers are taking realism too far. Does that mean that actress in 3 Months etc. is going to have an abortion?

  2. The movie that’s drop dead hilarious!

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