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A bookshop renowned for its rare works is mysteriously and completely filled with copies of a book entitled 1, which doesn't appear to have a publisher or author.


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Judit Góczán (screenplay), Béla Hamvas (additional material) | 2 more credits »
12 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Zoltán Mucsi Zoltán Mucsi ... Phil Pitch
László Sinkó László Sinkó ... Swan Tamel
Pál Mácsai Pál Mácsai ... Al F. Eveson
Vica Kerekes ... Maya Satin
Balázs Czukor Balázs Czukor ... Agnus Andersen
Zoltán Balázs Zoltán Balázs ... Richard Lance
Máté Haumann ... Tom Keats
Krzysztof Rogacewicz Krzysztof Rogacewicz ... Doctor Anselmi
Zoltán Berzsenyi Zoltán Berzsenyi ... Doctor Anselmi's (voice)
Krisztina Bíró Krisztina Bíró ... Sondra Dolphin
Péter Kalmár Péter Kalmár ... Behavior Scientist
István Maszlay István Maszlay ... Analyst
András Dömötör András Dömötör ... Henry Claude
András Már András Már ... Japanise Assistant (as András Maár)
Bence Máté Bence Máté ... First Aggressive Nurse


A bookshop renowned for its rare works is mysteriously and completely filled with copies of a book entitled 1, which doesn't appear to have a publisher or author. The strange almanac describes what happens to the whole of humanity in the space of a minute. A police investigation begins and the bookshop staff are placed in solitary confinement by the Bureau for Paranormal Research (RDI Reality Defense Institute). As the investigation progresses, the situation becomes more complex and the book increasingly well known, raising numerous controversies (political, scientific, religious and artistic). Plagued by doubts, the protagonist has to face facts: reality only exists in the imagination of individuals. Written by Fabien Lemercier

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Sci-Fi | Thriller


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Richard Lance: Might I know why the evaluation didn't begin on time?
Phil Pitch: It did but you were late.
Richard Lance: The exact time...
Phil Pitch: The exact time is the time my watch shows!
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Fantastic. If you understand it.
25 November 2009 | by xania2010See all my reviews

Saw this at the Trieste Science Fiction Film festival recently. Many walked out of the cinema in the middle of the film and I was tempted too but I'm glad I stayed. I still don't fully understand this film but the director did explain beforehand that films shouldn't be seen only once. The cinematography is excellent and it's intended to make you think which it achieves very nicely. Although there's a brief synopsis provided, this still doesn't explain what the film's about and even after watching it halfway through you'll still feel baffled. Resist the urge to give up and watch something else. This film makes you think about life, why we're here and the control that people have over our lives. Well worth the time to see. Then see it again.

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5 November 2009 (Hungary) See more »

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