Skip to site content
Fri-Thu, May 12-18


  • Dir. Cristian Mungiu
  • Belgium/France/Romania
  • 2023
  • 128 min.
  • NR
  • DCP

In Romanian and various other languages with English subtitles

  • Assistive Listening
  • Subtitled
  • Hearing Loop

A few days before Christmas, having quit his job in Germany, Matthias returns to his multi-ethnic Transylvanian village. He wishes to involve himself more in the education of his son, Rudi, left for too long in the care of his mother, Ana — and to rid the boy of the unresolved fears that have taken hold of him. He’s preoccupied with his old father, Otto, and also eager to see his ex-lover, Csilla. At the small factory that Csilla manages, a handful of immigrant workers are hired to do the work no locals are interested in — and the ostensibly peaceful and calm community is torn asunder as its underlying racism and economic resentments boil to the surface in Romanian New Wave auteur Cristian Mungiu’s (4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS and BEYOND THE HILLS) chilling, universally relevant parable of the dangers of malignant nativism.

“Blending jittery naturalism with thrilling showdowns and even a surreal climax, R.M.N. is Mungiu's most fully realized work since 4 MONTHS” —Eric Kohn, IndieWire

“Effective and maddening...more suspense thriller than procedural." —Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine

"A compelling slow burn drama morphs into something akin to a Western." —Phil de Semlyen, Time Out

"Another very special film from this exceptionally gifted and thoughtful (and extremely angry) director.." —David Jenkins, Little White Lies

The Belcourt Theatre does not provide advisories about subject matter or potential triggering content, as sensitivities vary from person to person.

Beyond the synopses, trailers and review links on our website, other sources of information about content and age-appropriateness for specific films can be found on Common Sense MediaIMDb and as well as through general internet searches.

See the Official Website