SUNDANCE: Chuck Norris vs. Communism

25 Must-See Movies at Sundance 2015

Times were tough in 1980s Romania, as the country’s Communist regime repressed its citizens and cut off much contact with the West. But thanks to the enduring efforts of several black marketers and a female dubbing expert, average Romanians got the chance to taste the sweetest fruit of American culture: Chuck Norris movies, courtesy of smuggled second-generation VHS tapes. This doc explores how one man’s trashy action flick is another’s potent symbol of liberation and freedom.


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