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In a desolate and colorless landscape stands a dilapidated bathhouse run by a puffed-up blind man, his long-suffering wife, and their son Anton, who does all the work. He's lonely and ... See full summary »

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Anton
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Eva (as Chulpan Hamatova)
Philippe Clay ...
Karl
Terrence Gillespie ...
Gregor
Catalina Murgea ...
Martha
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Inspector
Djoko Rosic ...
Gustav (as Djoko Rossich)
Zlatina Todeva ...
Old Woman
Todor Georgiev ...
Policeman
Georgi Kishkilov ...
Homeless
Petar Evangelatov ...
Homeless
Evgeni Jermanov ...
Homeless
Blajo Nikolic ...
Homeless
Krikor Hugasjan ...
Homeless (as Krikor Hugasian)
Alexander Dikov ...
Homeless
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In a desolate and colorless landscape stands a dilapidated bathhouse run by a puffed-up blind man, his long-suffering wife, and their son Anton, who does all the work. He's lonely and unsophisticated, and he falls in love with the beautiful Eva, who comes to bathe with her father. When Eva and her father lose their home, they come to the bathhouse to stay, but bits of the ceiling fall on the old man and he dies. Eva blames Anton, and she seems to seek the arms of the brute Gregor. Can Anton win back her heart, get the bathhouse through a rigorous government inspection, and help keep his parents employed? Waiting out there somewhere is the paradise isle of Tuvalu. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Eine Reise in die Welt der Träume

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22 June 2000 (Germany)  »

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Tuvalu, az álomsziget  »

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Opening Weekend:

$3,336 (USA) (15 December 2000)

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$408,744 (USA) (4 October 2002)
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A delightful black and white "silent" comedy acknowledging a debt to Chaplin and Buster Keaton
19 September 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The film is a beautifully photographed and outrageously funny example of visual story telling at its very best. Performances by all the leading characters are breathtakingly good and never for a moment overdone. I saw this film at the Taos Film Festival 2000 and it was by far the most memorable of the 10 or 12 I saw. I recommend it to anyone who is serious about the art and history of film making.


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