In 1980s Romania, Western movies smashed through the Iron Curtain opening a window into the free world for those who dared to look. This fascinating and inspiring documentary tells the story of a black-market VHS racketeer and a courageous female translator who brought the magic of film to the people and helped to spark a revolution. Chuck Norris was one of the favourite movie heroes in Romanian homes, where screenings for neighbours were arranged in secret to avoid detection from the state police who confiscated the tapes. A fascinating and inspiring documentary, Chuck Norris vs. Communism transforms the old VHS format into a movie legend itself.
‘Stylish, breezily entertaining documentary explores the little-known role played by Hollywood movies - and one heroic film dubber - in toppling Romanian communism.’ - Scott Foundas, Variety
‘Chuck Norris vs. Communism shines a light on a little known part of history and illuminates how the power of cinema can inspire a nation’ - Jennifer Heaton, Alternative Lense