The mid-'60s saw his ascension to the leadership of Romania's communist party, the '70s were marked by an increasingly crushing autocratic rule, and the '80s ended with his being swept from power by revolution and summarily placed before a firing squad. This montage of television images from the long and oppressive reign of Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu creates a compelling perspective on turbulent times for the Eastern Bloc. 180 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: Romanian Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English. In Romanian with English subtitles.