This is an extremely long 3-hour subtitled documentary that is, quite frankly, exhausting to watch. The problem being that the film is redundant in many ways--with an unending stretch of propaganda parades, adoring crowds, political speeches, visiting dignitaries, parliamentary proceedings, etc. Most disappointing is the absence of Ceausescu's final speech and harangue--an historic event that turned the crowd and the country against him. Crucial battle scenes and execution details are also omitted. Looking back, the most exciting depiction was that of a rebellious Party member who dared to criticize Ceausescu in front of a huge Party Congress. In general, you may want to play this film at fast-forward speed to get to the scenes that interest you the most.