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Review: Cristian Mungiu's 'Beyond the Hills' a Brilliant Slow Burn to Hell

“Beyond the Hills,” Cristian Mungiu’s shortlisted Oscar entry from Romania, is shot in gorgeous grey-gold widescreen. The film is set in the rural countryside, where a humble monastery dots the top of a sparse hill. When a stranger intrudes the monastery, and wreaks havoc on its order and indirectly on herself, the nature of belief systems is called into question.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 6, 2013 1:06 PM
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