About the film

This production brings you the story of a group of workers employed by a now bankrupt factory, in early ’90s Romania. Everything changes when one of the guys finds an unusual solution to save his co-workers from unemployment and the factory from bankruptcy. This is Tudor Giugiu’s second feature film, after his Love Sick debut (starring Maria Popistaşu, Ioana Barbu, Tudor Chirilă), which premiered in Romania in 2006.

Audiences will have the chance to enjoy performances by well-loved Romanian actors such as Andi Vasluianu, Dorel Vişan, Monica Bîrlădeanu, Andreea Bibiri, Valeria Seciu, Ovidiu Crişan, Ion Grosu, Clara Vodă and Alina Berzunţeanu, as well as the renowned French actor Jean François Stevenin and his son, Robinson Stevenin. Jean François Stevenin played important parts in films by filmmakers such as François Truffaut, Jacques Rivette, Bertrand Blier, Jacques Demy and Jean-Luc Godard, this being his first role in a Romanian movie.

The script belongs to Ionuț Teianu, who moved to France in 1991, after he graduated the Film and Drama University in Bucharest. Cinematography is signed by Vivi Drăgan Vasile and Vlaicu Golcea is the film’s music composer.

Of Snails and Men is a Romanian-French co-production, produced by Libra Film (Romania) and Agat Films (France).