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Burning in the Wind (2002)

Brucio nel vento (original title)
Day in, day out, the same routine is repeated. Immigrant worker Tobias Horvath gets up at 5:00 A.M., washes, shaves, has some breakfast, and runs to the main square. Here, in his Swiss town... See full summary »

Director:

Silvio Soldini

Writers:

Agota Kristof (novel), Doriana Leondeff | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Ivan Franek ... Tobias (as Ivan Franeck)
Barbora Lukesová ... Line
Ctirad Götz Ctirad Götz ... Janek
Caroline Baehr Caroline Baehr ... Yolanda
Cécile Pallas Cécile Pallas ... Eve
Petr Forman ... Pavel
Zuzana Mauréry ... Katy
Pavel Andel Pavel Andel ... Kristof
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alain Auderset Alain Auderset ... Official
Kamila Bednárová Kamila Bednárová ... Caroline (Age 6)
Maeva Biolley Maeva Biolley ... Anizka
Philippe Bombled Philippe Bombled ... Doctor
Natalie Boulin Natalie Boulin ... Plant Worker
Alice Bove Alice Bove ... Old Anizka
Jaromír Dulava ... Padre di Tobias
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Day in, day out, the same routine is repeated. Immigrant worker Tobias Horvath gets up at 5:00 A.M., washes, shaves, has some breakfast, and runs to the main square. Here, in his Swiss town, he catches a bus to work, closing his eyes but realizing the horror of his existence. For ten years, Tobias has worked in a clock factory and in the relentless sound of ticking, he sees life go by without much expectation. Born in Eastern Europe, Tobias grew up in poverty, the son of a thief, beggar and prostitute. As a young teenager, he finds out who his father is. One night, Tobias knifes his father in the back, and escape to Switzerland. Now ten years later, his hope in life now is to find Line, an ideal woman lost in his imagination. One day, Tobias sees Caroline, a former school pal from the East. His dreams seemingly become shattered as Caroline is married and has a daughter. A series of surprise events further obstructs their relationship, but Tobias perseveres. He has little to lose. Written by Gonz30

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The original version of the movie is spoken in French and Czech. In the version released in Italy, the Czech dialogues are dubbed in Italian, while the French parts are retained. See more »

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pessimistic and one-sided eastern european immigrant story
19 September 2002 | by AmelinaSee all my reviews

Tobias grows up as the son of the village whore somewhere in eastern europe. One day he escapes from the dirty village life, changes his name, comes to Switzerland. He finds work in a clock factory and almost goes crazy over the daily routine. The only thing that keeps him alive is the desire for a girl he calls Line, a phantom he has been waiting for his whole life. And one day, she appears, but she is married...

The film is not very optimistic about life in general and immigration in particular. The only interaction between Dalibor (as Tobias calls himself now) and the local people is the two Swiss girls he makes love with. The people from eastern europe (a country is never specified) stay for themselves, celebrate for themselves and hate it to be where they are, they only stay because of the money. Dalibor says one has to accept it, terrible as it is, but you also often her the sentence "I could never get used to it". Several suicides happen and in the end, again, there's only escape for Dalibor.

Maybe the end is meant positive, it's one of the few moments when the sun is shining, the rest of the film only shows rain and snow, but I was not really happy with it. No problems are really solved, or only with violence. Dalibor, the dreamy, sensitive person who passionately writes prose, tends to use knives to solve his problems. I felt uncomfortable with this and I found the way Switzerland and eastern europe immigration are portraited disappointingly one-sided.

I only gave it five out of ten.


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Release Date:

18 January 2002 (Italy) See more »

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