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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eva (as Chulpan Hamatova)
Philippe Clay ...
Terrence Gillespie ...
Catalina Murgea ...
Djoko Rosic ...
Gustav (as Djoko Rossich)
Zlatina Todeva ...
Old Woman
Todor Georgiev ...
Georgi Kishkilov ...
Petar Evangelatov ...
Evgeni Jermanov ...
Blajo Nikolic ...
Krikor Hugasjan ...
Homeless (as Krikor Hugasian)
Alexander Dikov ...


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 <>

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Eine Reise in die Welt der Träume


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Release Date:

22 June 2000 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Tuvalu, az álomsziget  »

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Opening Weekend:

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


$408,744 (USA) (4 October 2002)

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beautiful film, I watched it a second time in the theatre!
19 February 2003 | by (Vancouver Canada) – See all my reviews

It's been a couple of years since I saw, but would like to see it again. I remember it being magical. Everything works well in this film: the acting carries the film without dialogue, the color of the film (sepia) gives it a surrealistic, fairy-tale quality. Great story, focusing on saving a family-operated bathouse from evil developers. Many memorable scenes, including fooling the blind father that the place is full of customers. Another example of a film that Hollywood/USA could never make.

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