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Orbis Pictus (1997)

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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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Ilusões de Órbita  »

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The Surrealistic Journey of Terezka
6 February 2010 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Slovakia, the sixteen year-old Terezka (Dorotka Nvotová) 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.

"Orbis Pictus" discloses the surrealistic journey of the teenager Tereska in her quest to meet her mother. The reality and Tereska's fantasy are entwined in such way that it is not clear to understand what is real or imagination of the youngster. Therefore, the viewer shall not expect to clearly see the explanation of these two worlds. The story is ambiguous and sad but the innocence of Tereska is beautiful and her journey is very pleasant. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Ilusões de Órbita" ("Illusions of Orbit")


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