StoryCalifornia Dreamin' is based on a true story, a NATO train transporting military equipment is unexpectedly stopped in the middle of nowhere by an overzealous Romanian train station chief. Set against the backdrop of the 1999 NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, the film explores with both humor and gritty realism the impact that the arrival of the American soldiers led by Captain Jones has on a small village community.
California Dreamin' won 9 awards out of 10 nominations at various film festivals around the world, including the Cannes.
|Armand Assante||Cpt. Doug Jones|
|Jamie Elman||Sgt. David McLaren|
|Alexandru Margineanu||Andrei (as Alex Margineanu)|
|Ion Sapdaru||The Mayor|
|Andi Vasluianu||Soldier Marian (as Andrei Vasluianu)|
|Gabriel Spahiui||Trade Union Chief|
|Alexandru Georgescu||Corporal Tanase|
|Cristi Olesher||Your Doiaru|
|Diana Duimbrava||Doiaru's Mother|
|Dan Astileanu||Doiaru's Father|
|Nicodim Ungureanu||Police Chief|
|Ionut Brancu||Minister of Transportation|
|Tomi Cristin||Minister of Foreign Affairs|
|Teodor Corban||Secretary of State|