The other day I was reminded of yet another Romanian in TV/film, in this case the 2006 movie Children of Men.
If you’ve seen this film, the protagonists get inside the camp and are met with their “inside contact”, a lady whose name is Marichka. I might be wrong but I think she’s kind of portrayed as a gypsy. In any event, she doesn’t speak any English and she’s constantly muttering in a foreign language.
Well that language is Romanian and by checking I see it was actually a Romanian actress, whom I’ve never heard of but that means nothing as I’m fairly media illiterate. Nonetheless, her Romanian is very mumbly and hard to hear/understand but it seems very appropriate to what’s happening in the scene (thank goodness). Her waving and saying “copil” at the end is a bit of a tear-jerker if you understood that.
Weird thing of course is that, as far as I know, Marichka is a Ukrainian name and I’ve never heard of a Romanian woman named that. Oh well, шо ви можете зробити? :D