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Simon, the Magician (1999)

Simon mágus (original title)
In this surrealistic movie from the director of My 20th Century, the French police seek help from Simon, a visionary living in Budapest to solve a murder case. Whilst in Paris, Simon falls ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Péter Andorai ...
Simon
Julie Delarme ...
Jeanne
Péter Halász ...
Péter
Hubert Koundé ...
Paul
Mari Nagy ...
Interpreter
Hervé Dubourjal ...
Prefect
Serge Merlin ...
Doctor
Daniel Merle ...
Inspector
Florent Vitse ...
Detective
Gergely Harmati ...
Uniformed detective
Michel Soignet ...
Biologist
Nicolas Woirion ...
Controller
Zoon Besse ...
Ambulance doctor (as Zoon)
Odéon ...
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Aurélie Guichard ...
Reporter #2
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In this surrealistic movie from the director of My 20th Century, the French police seek help from Simon, a visionary living in Budapest to solve a murder case. Whilst in Paris, Simon falls in love with Jeanne, although they do not speak each other's language. When Jeanne leaves for a couple of days, Peter, another visionary, calls Simon for a duel: They both have to spend three days buried alive. Will Simon ever meet his love again? Written by Gatsby-15 <gatsby@freemail.hu>

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This movie didn't do anything for us at all
23 March 2013 | by (Massachusetts USA) – See all my reviews

I tend to be sucker for foreign movies (especially French ones), since they often don't follow the American "feel good" formula. Based on the IMDb ratings, we borrowed this from the library.

Here's what we got:

Great photography and scenes of Paris, which always goes over well.

Great music.

Parallels to Biblical writings.

A bunch of flat, undeveloped characters about whom we did not care.

A beautiful young woman who falls in love with an old man in spite of a complete language barrier

A very slow moving movie that we kept hoping would go somewhere...anywhere.

Maybe we're just not sophisticated enough?

4 stars because the acting was good, the photography was good, and the music was good.


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