Sixteen years after the fall of Communism in Romania, a small-town TV producer decides to host a show about the town’s possible role in the revolution that toppled the government. But rather than lining up a panel of experts, the producer only manages to find a history teacher (who is also the town drunk) and an eccentric retiree (who moonlights as Santa Claus) to discuss the events of 12:08 pm, December 22, 1989. Hilarity, of course, ensues. This deceptively simple story’s method of squeezing tasty comedy from the efforts of slightly ridiculous people trying to be dead serious earned it the Caméra d’Or at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.