Film music

Cristian Lolea began scoring for movies in 2004, when director Gheorghe Preda chose him to score his feature film An Angel Hooked on Me. Since then, Cristian Lolea composes film music frequently. Thrillers are one of his preferred genres, but he scores dramas, comedies and documentaries with the same ease and pleasure. His musical approach varies from extremely minimalist themes (as in Breakdown) to very complex music (as in An Angel Hooked on Me – a fusion of symphonic, industrial and electronic music).

Cristian Lolea won the Gopo Award for Best Original Music Score (in 2008, for An Angel Hooked on Me) and the Romanian Filmmakers Union Award (in 2016, for Carmen, and in 2017, for Orizont).

Directors with whom Cristian Lolea has worked: Gheorghe Preda, Laurenţiu Rusescu, Adina Pintilie, Dan Piţa, Stelian Tănase, Napoleon Helmis, Andrei Gruzsniczki, Viorel Sergovici, Doru Niţescu, Marian Crișan, Ionuț Teianu and Dragoș Turea.

Films:

The Soviet Garden Director: Dragoș Turea
Production: Parmis Studio, Rova Film
Music: Cristian Lolea

Sinopsis
While investigating his grandmother’s mysterious death, Dragosh a filmmaker from the small country of Moldova, which was formerly part of the Soviet Empire, discovers a secret scientific experiment. Through nearly ten years of investigations, Dragosh unveils the secret plan to transform Moldova into the Soviet Garden by the application of atomic energy in local agriculture.
(feature, 2019)

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Zavera
Director: Andrei Gruzsniczki
Production: Saga Film
Music: Cristian Lolea
Cast: Dorian Boguță, Ioana Flora, Șerban Pavlu

Sinopsis
Ștefan is a middle-aged businessman who developed a construction business together with his lifelong friend, Nic. After the suspicious death of Nic, being under the pressure of taking over the management of their business, Ștefan is facing an existential crisis. During the next six days that follow Nic’s death, step by step Stefan uncovers lies and small compromises related to Nic and now he has to deal with them to come to terms with his new life.
(feature, 2019)

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In Search of the Lost Father
Director: Ionuţ Teianu
Production: Libra Film
Music: Cristian Lolea

Sinopsis

When John was born, in 1934, his mother gifted him with three names: John, Constantin, and Brâncuşi. She told him his father was Constantin Brâncuşi, the famous sculptor, but that he was never to tell a soul. John kept this a secret his entire life. Today, at the age of 78, he embarked on a difficult quest to find his lost father.
(documentary, 2016)

Music:
In Search of the Lost Father: Main Theme In Search of the Lost Father: Brâncuși In Search of the Lost Father: The Court House In Search of the Lost Father: Atelier In Search of the Lost Father: Vera

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ORIZONT
Director: Marian Crișan
Production: Solar Indie Junction, Mandragora Movies, Rova Film
Music: Cristian Lolea
Cast: András Hatházi, Rodica Lazăr, Bogdán Zsolt, Valeriu Andriuță, Emilian Oprea

Sinopsis
Trying to find their luck after many years working abroad, husband and wife Lucian and Andra take shelter in remote cottage hidden somewhere in the Apuseni Mountains. All is seemingly well until they realize that everything that happens on the mountain, including their life, is controlled by Zoli, an outlaw involved in illegal deforestation. The family and their house guest Orizont will soon get caught up in the conflict between the lawmen and the local logging mafia.
(feature, 2015)

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The Film at the End of the World
Director: Gheorghe Preda
Production: Mrakonia Film, Musitech Production
Music: Cristian Lolea
Cast: Silvia Gîscă, Ioan Paraschiv

Sinopsis
A man and a woman meet on a deserted beach. On the face of it, nothing spectacular can happen. But under the common guise of the meeting lie drama and amazing turnarounds. An affectionate ironic homage to Barton Fink, the hero of the movie with the same name by Coen brothers.
(short, 2015)

Music:
F.E.W.: On the Beach III F.E.W.: The Murder I

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A Random Act of Kindness
Director: Andrei Gruzsniczki
Production: Rollin Studio
Music: Cristian Lolea
Cast: Medeea Marinescu, Adrian Titieni

Sinopsis
A couple tries to rescue a stray dog run over by a car. A certain social understanding of what is good, a model of social responsibility that is catching on now tugs at them, and they respond. They take the dog to a clinic. It is too badly hit and cannot be saved. However, the two rescuers come to be involved, both financially and emotionally, in euthanizing the dog.
(short, 2015)

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Breakdown
Director: Doru Niţescu
Production: Filmex
Music: Cristian Lolea
Cast: Rodica Lazăr, Iulia Lupaşcu, Adrian Titieni, Maia Morgenstern, Mimi Brănescu

Synopsis
In a small village close to the mountains, Mariana and Puiu are a young family with two children: Carmen and Mircea. One morning, the mother and the ten year-old daughter leave for Bucharest, having a hospital as their destination. One doctor alone, Sitaru, believes that Carmen, who can no longer smile, stands any chances at survival. He believes he can perform a miracle and save Carmen's life. Struggling for her daughter, abandoned by almost everybody she trusted, Mariana discovers she is pregnant. After dr. Sitaru operates on the little girl, in a risky manner, Carmen begins to feel increasingly worse. Without any hope, Mariana leaves the hospital and rushes to take Carmen home: while one life ends, another one begins to flicker.
(feature, 2013)

Music:
Carmen: Lights & Shadows I Carmen: Mioara I Carmen: To Puiu's Father

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The Gift
Director: Viorel Sergovici, Radu Nicolae
Production: Silver Bullet, Opal Production
Music: Silent Strike, Cristian Lolea
Cast: Andrew Pleavin, Zane Jarcu, Raluca Aprodu, Samuel Tastet, Doru Presecan

Synopsis
Based on a true story and a prominent banker's confession, The Gift is a vigorous, sometimes graphic, tale of corruption, coercion and profit in the midst of the current financial crisis and the harsh regulatory fiscal policies that convulsed Eastern Europe. What remains when 'best laid plans' are confronted by the reality of life... (feature, 2012)

Music:
The Gift: The Fight The Gift: Calling Austria The Gift: Le Dossier

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To Hell with the Transition
Director: Cristina Nichituş
Production: Paradox Film
Music: Cristian Lolea
Cast: Cecilia Bârbora, Mihai Bisericanu, Vali Mihali, Vasile Muraru, Valentin Teodosiu, Laura Vasiliu, Gabriel Spahiu, Andreea Măcelaru

Synopsis
It’s a comedy film that centers on the problems experienced by Romania in more than two decades of transition.
(feature, 2012)

Music:
To Hell with the Transition: The City To Hell with the Transition: The Neighborhood To Hell with the Transition: Photos To Hell with the Transition: At the hospital To Hell with the Transition: Leaving Vitalie’s Place To Hell with the Transition: Chase I To Hell with the Transition: Falling Cauldrons To Hell with the Transition: Closing Credits

Something Good Out of Life
Director: Dan Piţa
Production: MediaPro Pictures
Music: Cristian Lolea
Cast: Corneliu Ulici, Dragoş Dumitru, Adelaida Perjoiu, Anastasia Dumitrescu, Adrian Găzdaru

Synopsis
Mateo and Ginel are two friends who grew up in an orphanage in Jiu Valley, one of the poorest regions in the European Union. Their dream is to go to America, but they have to do something to raise enough money. "Something Good Out of Life" is the story of friendship, love and dreams that seem dangerously frail in this cold and rough place, but, however, hope prevails as the characters try to find their place amidst the chaos of the early 90's in Romania.

Although far from their preferred option, Mateo and Ginel take jobs as miners as the first step towards their great escape. The dark corridors that greet them at first will lead them to a rollercoaster ride of surprises, decisions and actions as they try to make their way out from a life and place as claustrophobic as the mines themselves, finding and losing ideals, money and love in the process.
(feature, 2011)

Music:
Something Good Out of Life: Descending Into the Mine

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Breakdown
Director: Gheorghe Preda
Production: Viorica Samson Manea & Scharf Film
Music: Cristian Lolea
Cast: Corina Moise, Vitalie Bantaş

Synopsis An unusual story about the mental breakdown of a nurse in a psychiatric hospital.
(short, 2011)

Music:
Breakdown: Opening Breakdown: In the Bath Breakdown: The End

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Escape from Heaven
Director: Stelian Tănase
Production: Filmex
Music: Cristian Lolea
Musical Theme: Dinu Olăraşu

Synopsis
Escape from Heaven is a docudrama based on real events that narrates disturbing stories about break-ups, flights, tragedies, great longings and life. The internal monologues of the characters draw a blurry map of escape from Romania’s communist hell during the rule of Dej and Ceauşescu, and their iron hand - The Security.

Escape from Romania meant regaining your freedom and your humanity. These fugitives were normal people who planned their escape a few years ahead of their actual flight. They were secretive and calm. They were winners in the eyes of the ones left behind.
(documentary, 2011)

Music:
Escape from Heaven: Escape from Heaven

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Director: Adina Pintilie
Production: Filmex, Manekino Film, Cinema Studio of Romanian Ministry of Culture
Music: Cristian Lolea/ Marius Gâlea

Synopsis
During the communist dictatorship in Romania (1945-1989), thousands of people risked their lives in an attempt to run away from the country. Despair made them invent the most incredible methods to cross the border illegally. Some of them managed to escape, but many lost their lives in these attempts.

OXYGEN is inspired by such a real case - a man who tried to cross the Danube illegally using an oxygen cylinder.

The facts, however, are reinterpreted in a highly subjective vision. Blending beautifully shot fiction and strange archive footage, in visuals and sounds of haunting quality, the film depicts an emotional landscape, a man’s inner journey towards a healing hereafter.
(documentary short, 2010)

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Director: Stelian Tănase
Production: Filmex, The Romanian Ministry of Culture and Cults
Music: Cristian Lolea

(documentary TV series, 2008)

Music:
Descriptio Moldaviae: Main Title Descriptio Moldaviae: Politics Descriptio Moldaviae: People

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Director: Andrei Gruzsniczki
Production: Libra Film
Music: Cristian Lolea
Cast: Doru Ana, Luminiţa Erga, Constantin Ghenescu

Synopsis
In life, we are guided by all sorts of Operating Instructions & Users' Manuals. But no one tells you what to do if you wake up on a mortuary table, waiting for your own autopsy. Now Mr. Anghel is ready to find out.
(short, 2007)

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Director: Gheorghe Preda
Production: MDV Film
Music: Cristian Lolea
Cast: Anca Florea, Emily Daler, Constantin Florescu

Synopsis
Ana is a pianist and a composer. She is young, has an enviable social position, various musical projects and a great deal of drive. She lives in a big house, decorated in black and white, in a minimalist style, in a residential area.

An unknown admirer is sending her, from afar, paradoxical signs of love. These are ironic messages, unexpected presents and clever manipulations that all have one thing in common - the colour blue and a moralizing nuance.

His seduction ritual is more like a show of his power, but also of his intelligence: it suffices that Ana makes a wish and, in a short while, she gets "it".

The reality around her will be altered, and she will increasingly feel like an actor in a huge media show, whose scenario will remain unknown to the very end. The viewer is the one to imagine the motivations and intentions of the unseen character, who, just like a capricious god, orchestrates around himself a whole show, giving unpredictable and paradoxical proof of love.
(feature, 2007)

Music:
An Angel Hooked on Me: Opening Title Theme An Angel Hooked on Me: Concert An Angel Hooked on Me: Eating Theme II An Angel Hooked on Me: The Trafficators An Angel Hooked on Me: Memories I An Angel Hooked on Me: Aquarium Theme I An Angel Hooked on Me: Memories II An Angel Hooked on Me: Mom’s phone call An Angel Hooked on Me: Blue Angel (instrumental) An Angel Hooked on Me: Memories III An Angel Hooked on Me: I Wanna Meet You! An Angel Hooked on Me: Finding the Hospital An Angel Hooked on Me: Memories IV An Angel Hooked on Me: Sanctus An Angel Hooked on Me: End Title Theme

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Director: Gheorghe Preda
Production: Fundaţia Euroest, Petrom S.A., Asociaţia Iniţiativa Civică
Music: Cristian Lolea
Cast: Andi Vasluianu, Ana Ularu, Toma Cuzin, Cătălin Neamţu

Synopsis
The story of a gaming addict who loses his friends, his lover and his job because of his vice.
(short, 2005)

Music:
A garret full of broken toys: The Game

Director: Napoleon Helmis
Production: Ro De Film
Music: Cristian Lolea
Cast: Gheorghe Visu, Constantin Drăgănescu, Constantin Florescu, Toma Cuzin

Synopsis
Challenge Day is a sports competition between a Romanian and a Japanese City. The city with the most people doing sports outdoors in a day wins the Challenge. One man refuses to take part in the contest with no apparent reason.
(short, 2005)


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