A man struggling with the dark side of his nature succumbs to his violent impulses in this drama from filmmaker Cristi Puiu
. Viorel (Cristi Puiu) is a man whose sanity hangs in the balance; while he tries to keep his emotions in check, something inside him is starting to boil over. As Viorel interacts with his girlfriend (Clara Voda
), his mother (Valeria Seciu) and stepfather (Valentin Popescu
), and some friends and former co-workers, it's obvious that something is troubling him, even if he won't talk about it. Over the course of one day, Viorel argues with those close to him, calls in some old debts, buys parts for a gun, drives around town, watches his home being taken apart, and finally explodes, killing a stranger. But this isn't close to the end of Viorel's strange, dark story. Auroa
received its world premiere at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.