Misterele Bucurestilor

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This adventure film is set in 19th century Romania but is considered somewhat of an Eastern block Spaghetti Western due to its directorial style and story.

Misterele Bucurestilor (Romania, 1983 / Director: Doru Nastase)

  • Release Date: September 12, 1983
  • Runtime: 97 min
EU-Fahne.jpg This is a Eurowestern



Also known as

The Mysteries of Bucharest (translated title) | A sárga rózsa visszatér (Hungary) | Gelbe Rose und das Geheimnis von Bukarest (East Germany) | Der Killer (West Germany/VHS) | Die gelbe Rose kehrt zurück - Das Geheimnis von Bukarest (West Germany/DVD)

Cast and crew

  • Cast: Florin Piersic (Margelatu), Marga Barbu (Strigoaia/Agatha Slatineanu), Teofil Vâlcuboierul (Costache Sutu), Constantin Dinulescu (Mitropolitul Tarii Romanesti), Traian Stanescu (Aga Villara), David Ohanesian (Vincenzo Gonfalone), Szabolcs Cseh (Buza de Iepure), Ion Marinescu (C.A. Rosetti), Jean Constantin (Profesorul Aurica), Ion Besoiu (Domnitorul Gheorghe Bibescu), Costel Constantin (Mincioaga, omul Strigoaiei), Enikõ Szilágyi (Elisafta), George Motoi (Lt. Deivos), Olga Delia Mateescu (Aspasia Sutu), Ion Dichiseanu (Martac), Ovidiu Iuliu Moldovan (Aristide)
  • Screenplay: Eugen Barbu + Nicolae Paul Mihail
  • Cinematography: Ion Anton [color]
  • Music: George Grigoriu
  • Producer: Dumitru Fernoaga for Româniafilm


1848, Bucharest in the turmoil of a revolutionary time. Margelatu, the death-defying adventurer known under the alias "Yellow Rose", supports the rebellion of the poor against the Grand Duke, who exploits his people.


This is the last in a series of three Romanian films about the adventures of hero Margelatu, called the "Yellow Rose", played by popular actor Florin Piersic. The other two films are Drumul oaselor (1980) and Trandafirul galben (1981). These films were quite obviously tailored after the Spaghetti Western, with Florin Piersic coming across like a Romanian version of Sartana, lots of hats, horses, action and gunfights. The music includes electric guitar and the camera is occasionally zoom-happy.


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