Director: Andrei Blaier , Sinisa Ivetici

Year: 1959

Plot: This movie is a good example of the communist propaganda being advertised in 50-60's Romanian movies. The action takes places in a 30's Romania hit hard by economic crisis. The main character is a school teacher who gets fired from his job and struggles to make ends meet. His four year old cripple son really wants to have a ball(football) to play with. His father really wants to see him happy so he takes some money from his measly life savings and goes to town to look for a ball. Rain starts to pour down and the father finds shelter in a perilous place where he gets robbed of his money. In the next few days he desperately looks for a job but his efforts are in vain. He meets a group of communist party members who attract him to their organization. Along them, he participates in demonstrations on the streets that support the development socialist of the movement. One of his neighbors, also a communist buys a ball for the boy and makes his dream come true.—Laurentiu Nedelcu
Original Title: Mingea
Director: Andrei Blaier , Sinisa Ivetici
Writer: Andrei Blaier , Sinisa Ivetici , Francisc Munteanu
Type: movie
Year: 1959
Genres: Drama
Cast: Georges Stanescu , Ion Ulmeni , Ion Bodeanu , Mircea Stroe , Antoaneta Gilmeanu , Chirita Misail , Consuela Rosu , Tatiana Stefanescu , Pavel Enache , Zaharia Ionescu , Lazar Vrabie , Andrei Codarcea , Sandu Sticlaru , Lucia Mara Dabija , Mircea Constantin-Govora , Constantin Vaeni
Runtimes: 70
Countries: Romania
Languages: Romanian
Color Info: Black and White
Sound Mix: Mono
Original Air Date: 07 Apr 1959 (Romania)
Rating: 6.1
Votes: 36
Year: 1959
Akas: Piłka (Poland) , The Ball , Мяч (Soviet Union, Russian title)
Production Companies: Studioul Cinematografic Bucuresti
Cinematographer: Lupu Gutman
Production Manager: N. Constantinescu , Sidonia Caracas , Oltea Valahu
Composer: Anatol Vieru
Editor: Eugenia Gorovei
Editorial Department: Felicia Patrascu
Sound Crew: Bujor Suru
Music Department: Mircea Cristescu
Costume Designer: Gertruda Gorea
Make Up: Elisabeta Harth
Assistant Director: Gica Gheorghe
Art Department: Oltea Baltatu
Camera and Electrical Department: Ionel Haralambie , George Cricler , Mircea Mladin
Production Design: Ladislau Labancz
Special Effects: Iurii Stoica
Script Department: Edith Mandel