Do Not Expect Too Much From the End of the World

Nu aștepta prea mult de la sfârșitul lumii

64th TIFF: Greek Premiere

Every film by Radu Jude is an event, and Do Not Expect Too Much of the End of the World is no exception. Two years after winning the Golden Bear, Jadu returns with yet another brilliant and bitingly witty satire. In the first part of the film, we follow Angela, an underpaid production assistant, who roams the streets of Bucharest in her car, searching for the location of a corporate video shoot. In the second part, we witness the scandal that erupts because of the video – and its cover-up. A delightful road movie and a sharp commentary on Romanian society, this film is a playful manipulation of form and food for thought about the flexibility of labor and the superficiality of digital media culture. Junte’s movie satirizes the emerging absolutism of our times with rare wit and intelligence.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Radu Jude
Script: Radu Jude
Cinematography: Marius Panduru
Editing: Cătălin Cristuțiu
Sound: Marius Leftărache, Jaime Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc
Actors: Ilinca Manolache, Ovidiu Pîrșan, Nina Hoss, Dorina Lazăr, Katia Pascariu
Production: 4 Proof Film
Producers: Ada Solomon, Adrian Sitaru
Co-production: Paul Thiltges Distributions, Les Films d’Ici, Kinorama, microFILM
Co-producers: Adrien Chef, Paul Thiltges, Serge Lalou, Claire Dornoy, Ankica Jurić Tilić
Costumes: Radu Jude
Production Design: Cristian Niculescu, Andreea Popa
Executive producer: Diana Caravia
Make Up: Bianca Boeroiu
Format: DCP
Color: Color, B/W
Production Country: Romania, Luxembourg, France, Croatia
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 163'
Distribution in Greece: Cinobo
Contact: Heretic
Awards/Distinctions: Special Jury Prize – Locarno International Film Festival 2023

Radu Jude

Radu Jude is a Romanian director and screenwriter. In 2006, he made the short film The Tube with a Hat, winner of more than 50 international awards. Jude’s feature debut The Happiest Girl in the World (2009) was selected for more than 50 international film festivals. Titles such as Aferim!, Scarred Hearts, and Everybody in Our Family followed and won multiple awards. The international premiere of The Dead Nation in Locarno 2017 marked his debut in documentary film. “I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians” (2018) won the Crystal Globe for Best Film and Label Europa Cinema Prize in Karlovy Vary in 2018. Uppercase Print and The Exit of the Trains (co-directed with Adrian Cioflâncă), premiered in Berlinale Forum 2020. His latest feature, Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn, won the Golden Bear in Berlinale 2021. In the summer of 2021, Radu Jude was present in Locarno IFF – Corti d’Autore with the short Caricaturana and in Venice IFF – Out of Competition with the short film Semiotic Plastic. His short The Potemkinists premiered in Quinzaine des Realisateurs 2022 and has travelled in over 20 festivals up to now.


2009 The Happiest Girl in the World
2012 Everybody in Our Family
2015 Aferim!
2016 Scarred Hearts
2017 The Dead Nation (documentary)
2018 “I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians”
2021 Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn
2023 Do Not Expect Too Much From the End of the World