The Way I Spent the End of the World

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Cum mi-am petrecut sfârşitul lumii
Sfarsitul lumii.jpg
Film poster showing Dorotheea Petre as Eva and Timotei Duma as her brother Lilu
Directed byCătălin Mitulescu
Produced byCătălin Mitulescu, In-Ah Lee, Philippe Martin, Daniel Mitulescu, Andrew J.Schorr, David Thion
Written byCătălin Mitulescu and Andreea Valean
StarringDorotheea Petre and Timotei Duma
Music byAlexandru Bălănescu
CinematographyMarius Panduru
Edited byCristina Ionescu
Distributed byMetropolis Film (Romania), Pyramide Distribution (International)
Release date
Running time
110 minutes

The Way I Spent the End of the World (Romanian: Cum mi-am petrecut sfârşitul lumii) is the feature-length film debut of Romanian director Cătălin Mitulescu. It was released on September 15, 2006.


The film is about 17-year-old Eva and 7-year-old Lilu, a sister and brother living in Bucharest during the final years of the communist regime of Nicolae Ceauşescu. After Eva is expelled from her high school for her uncooperative attitude, she is sent to a technical school where she meets Andrei, with whom she plans to escape communist Romania by swimming across the Danube into Yugoslavia and relocating to Italy. Lilu and his friends, meanwhile, volunteer for a children's choir scheduled to sing for Ceauşescu, hoping this will give them a chance to assassinate the dictator.

Cast and characters[edit]

The Matei family[edit]

Lilu's friends[edit]

Eva's friends[edit]



Alternative titles[edit]

  • Comment j'ai fêté la fin du monde (French title)
  • How I Celebrated the End of the World (alternative translation)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Dorotheea Petre". Retrieved 2009-12-14.

External links[edit]

Study on 1989 in Romanian Cinema