Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man

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Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man
Film poster
Directed by Constantin Popescu Jr.
Written by Constantin Popescu Jr.
Starring Constantin Diţă
Release date(s)
  • February 13, 2010 (2010-02-13) (Berlinale)
Running time 163 minutes
Country Romania
Language Romanian

Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man (Romanian: Portretul luptătorului la tinereţe) is a 2010 Romanian drama film directed by Constantin Popescu Jr. It was released at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival.


The film is the first part of a trilogy which describes the fight of anticommunist resistance of Romanians in the 50s. This first movie is centered on the figure of Ion Gavrilă Ogoranu, a member of the fascist and anti-Semitic Iron Guard, played by Constantin Diţă.

Due to its implied antisemitic nature, the film has raised protest from the Elie Wiesel National Institute for Studying the Holocaust in Romania.[1]

In April 2010, the movie received the Public Award and the Image Award (Liviu Marghidan) at B-EST Film Festival in Bucharest.[2]

The film was released in Romania on 18 November 2010.[3]



  1. ^ Der Spiegel, Protests from Holocaust Institute: Berlinale Resists Call to Pull Romanian Film, February 17, 2010.
  2. ^ Ziarul Lumina, La unison despre crimele comunismului II, May 15, 2010 (Romanian) [1].
  3. ^ Evenimentul zilei, Partizanii lui Ogoranu, primiţi cu entuziasm la Bratislava, November 12, 2010 (Romanian) [2].

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