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The countdown

Finalist of the International URTI Radio Grand Prix 2014
Authors - Auteurs : Mihnea Chelaru & Ion Andrei Puican
Sound Engineer - Ingénieur du son : Mihnea Chelaru

"To be or not to be. That is the question" Grounded on Hamlet's famous soliloquy in William Shakespeare's play, the radio drama "The Countdown" brings the philosophical themes to the listener's attention, transposing them into a present-day situation, rooted in reality, in a drama of modern world: war. A military unit on a mission undergoes on extreme situation, where the humanity of the soldiers, their fear confronted with danger, are disimulated by means of mundane conversation. The radio script highlights the final moments in the life of these soldiers to the point their vehicle is ambushed, they get trapped and eventually meet their tragic end. Shakespeare's text and these themes reflected in this monologue re-acquaint listeners with the present-day importance of the great British playwright.

  • Production :ROR
  • Version :Romanian
  • Script : yes
  • Year : 2014
  • Running time :06'00"
  • Subject :Fictions, Radio recorded plays, International URTI Radio Grand Prix, War
  • Showing of extracts allowed : Yes
  • Limit Country : No