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Orbis Pictus (1997)

 -  Drama | Fantasy  -  16 May 1997 (Slovakia)
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In Slovakia, the sixteen year-old Terezka is discharged from her school with a letter to her mother. Along her surrealistic journey to find her mother, Terezka entwines reality and fantasy ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Dorota Nvotová ...
Terezka (as Dorotka Nvotová)
Emília Vásáryová ...
Matka
Frantisek Kovár ...
Tomás
Marián Labuda ...
Emil
Bozidara Turzonovová ...
Marta
Július Satinský ...
Drusa
Marián Zednikovic ...
Ridic
Anton Sulik ...
Páter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pavol Bezelman
Petra Bosánská
Gabriela Bírová
Mojmír Caban ...
Zeleznicár
Stano Danciak ...
(as Stanislav Danciak)
Pávol Durák
Marián Filadelfi
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In Slovakia, the sixteen year-old Terezka is discharged from her school with a letter to her mother. Along her surrealistic journey to find her mother, Terezka entwines reality and fantasy and meets a man that is hired to burn clothes; a woman buried on the ground; a young bride that is marrying the forty and something year-old widow of his brother to support her family as a tradition in their village; her younger brother that is intern in a special school; a decadent TV comedian and his wife; a powerful mobster in the kitchen of a restaurant; one lover of her mother in her former address; and finally her promiscuous mother that advises her to travel through the world. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Excellent and unique
21 March 2009 | by (Helsinki, Finland) – See all my reviews

I went into the film not knowing much about it at all, and by the end I was quite exhilarated. Sulik and his writers give us story-telling at its very finest. The film plays like a fairy-tale, and like most fairy tales worth their salt, there's a layer of evil lurking below the innocent surface.

I have to disagree with the other user comment thus far (JM Laprise), not about the quality of the film, but more so its nature: this is certainly no feel-good film. Quite the contrary, I found it depressing. The concept of mixing reality with fantasy, and not vice versa, is rather ingenious, and it's executed very well here. I heartily recommend the film.


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