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The true story behind the film California Dreamin’ 18/01/2010

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Village station master angers minister after he stops a NATO train for two weeks

The film California Dreamin’ by the much-missed director Cristian Nemescu was inspired by a true story. Florin Patrachioiu, stationmaster in Pielesti in southern Romania stopped a NATO train loaded with military equipment for two weeks and four hours because its papers were not in order. Traian Basescu, now President of Romania, threatened Patrachioiu, saying that he would lose his job. Read more about California Dreamin’

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