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Know the Cast: ‘The Father Who Moves Mountains’

The Father Who Moves Mountains - Every Main Performer and Character in the 2021 Movie

The Father Who Moves Mountains cast includes Adrian Titieni, Elena Purea and Valeriu Andriuta. This info article contains minor spoilers for the 2021 movie (now streaming on Netflix). Check out Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section for more streaming guides.

Directed by Daniel Mando, The Father Who Moves Mountains (Tata muta muntii) follows a man named Mircea who refuses to stop looking for his missing son in Romania. The former intelligence officer initially relies on a local rescue team, and then asks his former colleagues to use illegal technology. Against all odds, Mircea continues his search while others walk away from the rescue mission. Here’s a full breakdown of the main players in The Father Who Moves Mountains.

The Father Who Moves Mountains Cast: Adrian Titieni as Mircea

The Father Who Moves Mountains Cast - Adrian Titieni as Mircea

Character Profile: A retired intelligence officer. His son Cosmin goes missing in the Bucegi Mountains with his girlfriend. Mircea refuses to take orders from a rescue team and organizes his own search squad.

Titieni’s Resume: Dr. Crisan in Best Intentions (2011), Stefan Manea in Puzzle (2013), Romeo Aldea in Graduation (2016), Victor in Illegitimate (2016), Iordache in Vlad (2020-)

The Father Who Moves Mountains Cast: Elena Purea as Paula

The Father Who Moves Mountains Cast - Elena Purea as Paula

Character Profile: Mircea’s ex-wife. She predicts that he’ll eventually cheat on his new partner, Alina. Paula is a religious person who loses faith in others after Cosmin’s disappearance.

Purea’s Resume: Attorney in Orizont (2015)

The Father Who Moves Mountains Cast: Judith State as Alina

The Father Who Moves Mountains Cast - Judith State as Alina

Character Profile: Mircea’s pregnant wife. She shows up at a hotel unannounced and considers leaving out of respect for Paula. Alina chooses to support Mircea’s rescue efforts, even when it seems obvious that Cosmin and his girlfriend died because of an avalanche.

State’s Resume: Sandra in Sieranevada (2016), Dana in Monsters. (2019), Velterita in Manor House (2020)

The Father Who Moves Mountains Cast: Valeriu Andriuta as Cristian Nistor

The Father Who Moves Mountains Cast - Valeriu Andriuta as Cristian Nistor

Character Profile: The Bucegi Mountains rescue chief. He leads the initial search operation. Cristian gets upset when Mircea brings in his intelligence buddies and refuses to help the family of a missing hiker.

Andriuta’s Resume: Director of Dear Friends (2017), Salix Caprea (2018) and Just One More (2018) — Also, Priest in Beyond the Hills (2012), Youri in The Bureau (2020)

The Father Who Moves Mountains Cast: Tudor Smoleanu as Filip

The Father Who Moves Mountains Cast - Tudor Smoleanu as Filip

Character Profile: Mircea’s intelligence friend. His team uses illegal triangulation technology. Filip gets angry when Mircea berates the squad and puts them in danger.

Smoleanu’s Resume: Buzila in Chasing Rainbows (2012), Marian in Bucharest Non Stop (2015), Doctor Pandele in Graduation (2016)

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The Father Who Moves Mountains cast also includes Virgil Aioanei (Narcisa Sãlbaticã, Tyrant), Radu Botar (The Cardinal), Petronela Grigorescu (Beyond the Hills, Graduation), Bogdan Nechifor (White Gate, The Wanderers: The Quest of the Demon Hunter) and Cristian Bota (White Gate, Tuff Money).

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.

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