Unidentified

IN THEATERS AND ON DEMAND 09.16.2022
Directed by Bogdan George Apetri
Film Movement
2020
123 Minutes
Romania
Romanian
Thriller, Crime
Not Rated

A small city in Northern Romania: despite growing debts and a complicated personal life, police detective Florin Iespas is determined to solve a hard case that no one else seems to care about. Ordered to put down the file, the cop continues his off-the-record investigations, soon turning up a strong lead for two hotel fires that resulted in several deaths. The suspect is Bănel, a security guard of Roma descent, but he denies everything. Faced with the refusal of the police chief to support his inquiry, the mistrust of his colleagues, and his own inner demons, Florin resorts to extraordinary measures to achieve a form of justice. Under the surface of a sharp, tightly woven mystery, UNIDENTIFIED is a seething neo-noir touching on police corruption, prejudice, and toxic masculinity.

Director & Cast

  • Director: Bogdan George Apetri
  • Starring: Bogdan Farcas
  • Starring: Dragos Dumitru
  • Starring: Vasile Muraru
  • Starring: Emanuel Parvu

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Reviews

  • "A dark, propulsive thriller...."
    Wendy Ide, Screen Daily
  • "Bogdan George Apetri takes the viewer for what looks like a slow ride and ultimately hits the brakes hard with a surprise ending. Unidentified ... succeeds as a neo-noir making a gloomy statement about society."
    Maria Dybcio, FIPRESCI
  • "Farcas delivers an intense performance for a police drama like few others."
    Harvey Karten, Shock Ya!
  • "Excellent... compelling.... Unidentified is a superior portrait of the abyss that yawns beneath so many. It is a movie that must be seen by as many as possible."
    Michael Talbot-Haynes, Film Threat
  • "It's a masterful crime drama and character study of a possibly corrupt cop, a cocktail of Bad Lieutenant and The Machinist with a dollop of Killer Joe, and it just may be the best re-release of 2022."
    Matthew Mahler, Movieweb

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