The Fixer

Radu is a simple trainee journalist, but an international scandal involving an underage prostitute seems to be the chance for him to prove his value. He is ready to overcome each obstacle and deliver a good story. However, the task turns out to be trickier than expected and the more he approaches his goal, the more he gets close to some moral limits. Adrian Sitaru’s The Fixer features the now-classic elements of New Romanian Cinema: It eventually arrives at an emotionally potent treatment of larger issues via a seemingly casual narrative, a coolly observational tenor and close attention to unexpected detail. (Dennis Harvey, Variety)

Director's Biography
ADRIAN SITARU, born in 1971, is a Romanian director, producer, and actor. He is the author of several critically acclaimed short films. Sitaru’s first feature film, Hooked, has been screened at notable international festivals. In 2010, The Cage was awarded at the Berlin International Film Festival. // Films (selection): Valuri (Waves, 2007, short), Pescuit sportiv (Hooked, 2008), Colivia (The Cage, 2009, short), Din dragoste, cu cele mai bune intentii (Best Intentions, 2011), Domestic (2012), Ilegitim (Illegitimate, 2016), Fixeur (The Fixer, 2016)
European Panorama Fiction 2017
Adrian Sitaru
Romania / France 2016
98 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Claudia Silisteanu, Adrian Silisteanu
Cinematography Adrian Silisteanu
Editing Mircea Olteanu
Sound/Sounddesign Ioan Filip, Dan-Stefan Rucareanu
With Tudor Aaron Istodor, Mehdi Nebbou, Nicolas Wanczycki, Diana Spatarescu, Adrian Titieni
Producer(s) Anamaria Antoci, Adrian Silisteanu (4 Proof Film, RO), Jean des Forêts (Petit Film, FR)
4 Proof Film General Constantin Budișteanu 12–14 10775 Bucharest, Romania
Austrian Premiere
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Toronto International Film Festival 2016

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere