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    Chuck Norris vs Communism

    Chuck Norris kommunismi vastu |

    Director: Ilinca Calugareanu

    Country: UK, Romania, Germany

    Year: 2015

    Length: 80'

    Language: In Romanian, with English subtitles

    Was Rambo the face of the Romanian revolution? Could smuggled VCRs and VHS tapes have been the biggest threat to the Ceaușescu regime? In the 1980s Romanians lived in terror and isolation. They only had one TV channel, so they held clandestine screenings in their homes. The call of freedom and a glimpse of the Western world was brought to them by Jean-Claude Van Damme, Sylvester Stallone and, of course, the invincible Chuck Norris.
    Among others, the documentary shows Irina Nistor, who worked in illegal dubbing at the time and whose voice was familiar to thousands of Romanians, and Teodor Zamfir, who smuggled tapes across the Hungarian border. A fascinating documentary about people for whom muscular American heroes were the embodiment of freedom.