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 »
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
This is a Hungarian movie made in France about a famous magician with supernatural powers, who is called in by the French police to solve a murder. He does that without much problem, but then the movie goes off in a different direction showing kind of a fish out of water, and Simon being challenged by another well known magician to survive being buried underground for three days. Inbetween, there's kind of a silly love story where he seems to fall in love with a young lady, and the language barrier sets up some pretty humorous moments. I didn't like the ending at all, but all in all, this is a pretty entertaining movie. Excellent soundtrack with Beethoven's 7th Symphony, Bartok, and Brian Eno used very effectively along with a little Massive Attack. I would recommend it just to see the excellent performances.
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