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Tuvalu (1999)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 22 June 2000 (Germany)
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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 »

Director:

Veit Helmer

Writers:

Michaela Beck (screenplay), Veit Helmer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denis Lavant ... Anton
Chulpan Khamatova ... Eva (as Chulpan Hamatova)
Philippe Clay ... Karl
Terrence Gillespie Terrence Gillespie ... Gregor
Catalina Murgea Catalina Murgea ... Martha
E.J. Callahan ... Inspector
Djoko Rosic Djoko Rosic ... Gustav (as Djoko Rossich)
Zlatina Todeva Zlatina Todeva ... Old Woman
Todor Georgiev Todor Georgiev ... Policeman
Georgi Kishkilov Georgi Kishkilov ... Homeless
Petar Evangelatov Petar Evangelatov ... Homeless
Evgeni Jermanov Evgeni Jermanov ... Homeless
Blajo Nikolic Blajo Nikolic ... Homeless
Krikor Hugasjan Krikor Hugasjan ... Homeless (as Krikor Hugasian)
Alexander Dikov 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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Taglines:

Eine Reise in die Welt der Träume

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany

Language:

None

Release Date:

22 June 2000 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Tuvalu, az álomsziget See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,336, 17 December 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$408,744, 6 October 2002
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Mocking Song
Goran Bregovic (P) and © 1998 Kamarad Productions
Courtesy of Mercury Records, Hamburg (A Universal Music Company)
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A Great Film
3 December 2000 | by phasmatodeaSee all my reviews

I enjoyed Tuvalu immensely. I found it to be a very touching and heart-warming look into the life of an ordinary man living in an extraordinary world. The story was great. It had elements of suspense, romance, tragedy and quirky humour. The actors also did an excellent job of bringing to life the odd and endearing characters. I also found that the film really succeeded in bringing across a mood with exquisitely bleak scenery and visuals which I found reminiscent of both "City of Lost Children" and "Brazil". Tuvalu is an incredible surrealistic journey through a world full of fantasy and wonder. I highly recommend it.


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