I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians

by Radu Jude

The latest work by Berlinale Silver Bear winner Radu Jude (Aferim!).

A young artist is planning to reconstruct a historical event from 1941, during which the Romanian Army carried out ethnic cleansing on the Eastern Front. One of contemporary Europe's most distinctive creators has come out with an ingeniously conceived film. While it unfolds slowly and in detail, it hits the viewer with a singular emotional punch.

Genre / Language / Length
Drama / Romanian / 140 minutes
Original title
This is What You were Born for?
directed by
Radu Jude (AFERIM!)
produced by
Hi Film Productions (RO) in co-production with Endorfilm, Les Films d‘Ici, Klas Film, Komplizen Film, ZFD/Arte, TVR
  • Ioana Iacob
  • Alexandru Dabija
  • Alex Bogdan

Press Quotes

“A dazzlingly dialectical and daring comedy/drama.”

“A provocative, sarcastic, and momentous act of interrogation between the past and the present.”

“Jude‘s ambitious meta-drama puts a bold modern twist on an infamous wartime massacre.”