Anatomy of a Departure

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At the end of the 1980s Marius and Adriana Tataru fled to Germany from the Ceausescu dictatorship. Their son still doubts this decision today. It is a reminder of a world without opportunities or future, of latent fear and the constant struggle for survival. The motives of the decision to exchange the homeland for the promise of freedom of an unknown future also become a theme. In his autobiographical debut, Munich-based documentary filmmaker Serban Oliver Tataru confronts his Romanian parents with their past. The conflict between son and parents makes the search for identity an incredibly exciting history lesson.