Cast: Romeo Pop, Costel Constantin, Dan Nutu, Ion Caramitru, Dumitru Furdui, Amza Pellea, Aurel Ciobanu, Dumitru Rucareanu, Nicolae Dinica, Dan Damian, Eugen Popita, Viorel Comanici, Emilia Dobrin
Script: Marin Preda
Based on the novella written by Marin Preda, “Death’s Blue Horizon”
Photography: Gheorghe Viorel Todan
Music: Doru Stanculescu
Sound: Nicolae Ciolca
Editing: Maria Neagu
Costumes: Lidia Luludis
Sets: Liviu Popa
Produced by: Casa de Filme 4
Original title: Portile albastre ale orasului
Synopsis: August 23, 1944. After Romania drew out of World War II, the German aviation attacked Bucharest. The antiaircraft guns in Otopeni fiercely fought for the protection of the Capital, trying to stop the enemy aircrafts from taking off. The antiaircraft brigade’s commander, young lieutenant Rosu (Romeo Pop), a harsh military man, is in conflict with his own troops. Nevertheless, in the hardest moments of battle, the antiaircraft brigade proves to have an exceptional courage. Bucharest owes much to these brave soldiers. The personal dramas of each soldier weaves into the story, revealing some of the tragic situations of the Second World War.
Until the 1990’s, the movie was screened censuring the characters of Dan Nutu and Dumitru Furdui, who both fled to the West during the communist regime.