The pull between Eastern Europe and the West is symbolized in a story of love and difficult choices brought to the screen by filmmaker Didi Danquart. Nicu (Razvan Vasilescu) is a man well into middle age who runs a successful print shop in Bucharest. Brindusa (Alexandra Maria Lara) is a beautiful younger woman who works at the shop with Nicu -- she's his receptionist and does translating for him when necessary, but their working relationship is sometimes complicated by the fact they used to be lovers. Stefan (Felix Klare) is a printing engineers who has come from Germany to install a new printing press at Nicu's shop. While working with Stefan, Brindusa finds herself becoming attracted to the handsome German, and Stefan is deeply infatuated with her. Nicu, however, finds anger and jealousy growing inside himself as he sees sparks fly between them, and when he learns that Stefan has asked Brindusa to marry him and leave Romania for Germany, he begins to lose control of his emotions. Offset was screened as part of the 2006 Rome Film Festival.~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide
Cast: Katharina Thalbach, Manfred Zapatka, Alexandra Maria Lara, Felix Klare, Razvan Vasilescu
Produced by: Boris Michalski
Directed by: Didi Danquart
Written by: Cristi Puiu, Didi Danquart
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