And the movement known as Romanian New Wave which begin with 2005′s The Death of Mr. Lăzărescu is slowly tapering out. With less films making direct correlations to the Nicolae Ceauşescu dictatorship era, we now have modern days reflections such as this one – an Eastern Bloc problem that in extreme cases has women being treated as cargo and being sex trafficked, but in this case represents a disenchanted wasteful youth were boyfriends second as pimps and where vulnerable younger women are almost aiding and abiding in their own misuse. While everyone’s fate is pretty much pre-determined, what we have here is a slight look inwards – slight changes in character that authenticates that the relationship might be more than what it was intended to be.
Loverboy premiered in the Un Certain Regard section – the same section where the filmmaker premiered his 2006 debut, The Way I Spent the End of the World. Among the several folks who came in support of the feature, we find a pair of young thesps who’ll have a lengthy acting career in George Pistereanu and Ada Condeescu.