The saying goes that the punishment should fit the crime, but what if the punishment involves recreating the crime? That’s the surreal angle behind the based-on-a-true-story drama “Closer To The Moon,” and today we have the exclusive U.S. trailer and poster for the film.
Starring Vera Farmiga and Mark Strong, and written and directed by Nae Caranfil, the story is set in 1959 Bucharest where a group of WWII Jewish resistance fighters pull off the robbery of the Romanian National Bank under the guise of filming a movie. Things take a strange twist when the group is arrested and forced to re-enact the heist for a propaganda film before being executed. Yes, this actually happened, and it looks like one to watch for those intrigued by history’s stranger chapters.
“Closer To The Moon” opens in theaters and VOD April 17th via IFC Films. Watch below.