Graduation Graduation


Cristian Mungiu

Graduation (Criterion Blu-Ray)

22 May 2018


1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Romania
  • 2016
  • 127 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.39:1
  • Romanian
  • Spine #924

Blending rigorous naturalism with the precise construction of a thriller, this Cannes award–winning drama from Cristian Mungiu sheds light on the high stakes and ethical complexities of life in contemporary Romania. As his daughter nears high-school graduation, Romeo (Adrian Titieni), an upstanding doctor, counts on her securing a competitive scholarship that will send her to university in England. But when an injury sustained during a sexual assault compromises her performance on an important exam, Romeo’s best-laid plans for her threaten to crumble, leading him to seek favors in a world that runs on back-scratching and bribery. Suffused with quiet dread, Graduation takes a humane and deeply ambiguous look at how corrosive rampant corruption is to moral convictions.


RomeoAdrian Titieni
ElizaMaria Drăguș
MagdaLia Bugnar
SandraMălina Manovici
Chief inspectorVlad Ivanov
MariusRareș Andrici
Vice-mayor BulaiPetre Ciubotaru
Exam committee presidentGelu Colceag
Romeo’s motherAlexandra Davidescu


DirectorCristian Mungiu
Written byCristian Mungiu
ProducerCristian Mungiu
CoproducersPascal Caucheteux, Grégoire Sorlat, Vincent Maraval, Jean Labadie, Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne
Director of photographyTudor Vladimir Panduru
Sound and image editorMircea Olteanu
Sound recording and postprocessingConstantin Fleancu
MixOlivier Dô Hùu
Production designerSimona Pădurețu

Disc Features


  • 2K digital master, approved by director Cristian Mungiu, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with Mungiu
  • Press conference from the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, featuring Mungiu and actors Adrian Titieni, Maria Drăguș, Mălina Manovici, and Rareș Andrici
  • Deleted scenes
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Bilge Ebiri

Other Editions

Graduation (Criterion DVD)

22 May 2018


1 Disc

SRP: $29.95

Criterion Store price:$23.96


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