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Film / Nea Marin Miliardar

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Nea Mărin Miliardar (Uncle Marin the Billionaire) is 1979 Romanian comedy film directed by Sergiu Nicolaescu. The movie is about the main character, Mărin Juvete who visits his nephew, Gogu which works at a hotel on Black sea resort. Meanwhile the daughter of the millionaire Mr Juvett is kidnapped by gangster who want to ask for a ransom of a million dollars.The Gangsters go to the hotel were Juvett was supposed to stay which just so happens to be the same hotel Mărin is staying in. Meanwhile a rival gang come to take the ransom for themselves and since Juvett and Mărin look identical they follow Mărin instead. Mărin also carries a briefcase similar to the one containing the ransom that Juvett is carrying and they even switch them around by accident a few times. Hilarity Ensues.


Nea Mărin Miliardar contains examples of:

  • Action Girl: Samantha, Juvett's daughter is shown to be a badass.
  • A MacGuffin Full of Money: Juvett's briefcase.
  • Briefcase Full of Money: Juvett has one which looks identical to Mărin's
  • The Cavalry: After Mărin and his wife Veta are captured by the mobster, Gogu goes to Băilești to get the villagers in order to save them. However when they arrived they solved the problem on their own
  • Chase Scene: Quite a lot of them.
  • Drinking Contest: Mărin defeats the mobsters by drinking them under the table
  • Drives Like Crazy: Mărin was shown to drive like this in the Car chase scene.
  • Identical Stranger: Mărin and Juvett look identical to one another.
  • I Know Karate: The Mobsters were trained in martial arts. However even with their training they couldn't beat up Mărin.
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  • The Mafia: The Bad guys of the film are 2 rival mafia gangs.
  • In My Language, That Sounds Like...: After the mobsters fail to beat Mărin he said "oh boy". "Boy" sounds like Romanian "Boi" which means "Oxen" so Mărin replied with "What Oxen? They're just a bunch of cows!"
  • MockGuffin: Mărin's briefcase.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Mărin loves leek and cheese which he caries in his briefcase
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: At the beginning of the film after Samantha is captured, The mobsters kill the kidnappers.


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