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The Porcelain Doll (2005)

A porcelánbaba (original title)
Farm folk, who are amiable and simple yet cunning lived here on this Farm. From time to time strangers come to the Farm. And it is then that all hell always breaks loose. Because the ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Juci Balog
Juci Barabás
László Beles
Lajos Bertók ...
Tiszt (segment "A bajnok")
Istvánné Burga
István Csala
Sándor Csányi ...
Csurmándi (segment "Porcelánbaba")
Ferencné Császár
Rozál Csótár
Elemér Czifra
Lipót Gombár
Béláné Gorstein
Pisti Gál
Mihály Gáspár
Attila Horváth
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Farm folk, who are amiable and simple yet cunning lived here on this Farm. From time to time strangers come to the Farm. And it is then that all hell always breaks loose. Because the strangers have also brought death with them. And destruction. And hate. And jealousy. And vanity. And shame. And lies. On this Farm strangers always just cause trouble... Written by Anonymous

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6 October 2005 (Hungary)  »

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$330,000 (estimated)
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Only one star on the farm
28 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This Hungarian journey of magical realism is based on Ervin Lazar's collection of fairy tales "Star Farm".

The first tale concerns a mini-Olympics competition between a group of marauding soldiers and the villagers. Balint Pentek as Hotole is a real delight in this truly "magical" segment.

The second tale brings "big brother" to the farm. The villagers are told they own "everything here". They then ask that several villagers be brought back from the dead. The admonishment of "Don't tempt God" only foreshadows the supernatural denouement of this tale.

The third and last tale follows an old couple who escape the pogrom in their village and are taken in by the next village. Eventually caught up with, their supernatural solution can not be expected.

Definitely a mood piece (and an odd one at that), but don't set your expectations too high. Still, this is a good film festival movie.


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