Chuck Norris vs Communism

'A winning debut doc celebrating Hollywood's cultural impact' – The Hollywood Reporter


Director: Ilinca Călugăreanu
Producers: Mara Adina, Brett Ratner, John Battsek, Nicole Stott
(Vernon Films/Passion Pictures, 2015)

In 1980s Romania, thousands of Western films smashed through the Iron Curtain opening a window into the free world for those who dared to look. A black-market VHS racketeer and a courageous female translator brought the magic of film to the people and sparked a revolution.

Sundance Film Festival PREMIER, 2015


Sundance Film Festival
– Grand Jury Prize World Cinema Documentary Nomination, 2015

Edinburgh Film Festival
– Best Documentary Feature Film Nomination, 2015

Hamptons Film Festival
– Winner Golden Starfish Award, Documentary Feature, 2015

Press Reviews

See this documentary! The power of film! To change the world.‘ – Tom Hanks