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Visions of Europe (2004)

An anthology film is a collection of short film projects by different directors for a common aim. Usually they are unified by a common theme - in this case, the European Union.

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Fatih Akin (screenwriter), Barbara Albert | 28 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Johanna Troell ... Teacher (segment "Sweden: The Yellow Tag")
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Safia Aggoune Safia Aggoune ... (segment "Self Portrait")
Abel Alves Abel Alves ... (segment "Bico")
Benzirar Baroudi Benzirar Baroudi ... (segment "Self Portrait")
Ina-Marija Bartare Ina-Marija Bartare ... (segment "Lithuania: Children Loose Nothing") (as Ina-Marija Bartaite)
Vit Bednárik Vit Bednárik ... The Father (segment "Slovakia: The Miracle")
Konrad Bugaj Konrad Bugaj ... (segment "Poland: Crossroad")
Marieclaire Camilleri Marieclaire Camilleri ... (segment "The Isle")
Silvio Catania Silvio Catania ... (segment "The Isle")
Catherine Constant Catherine Constant ... Attache for Cooperation, Embassy of France (segment "Unisono")
Mohamadou Moudamou Diao Mohamadou Moudamou Diao ... (segment "Paris by Night")
Runa Egilsdóttir Runa Egilsdóttir ... (segment "The Language School")
Tara Elders ... (segment "Euroquiz")
Pieter Embrechts ... Patrick (segment "Self Portrait")
Godwin Farrugia Godwin Farrugia ... (segment "The Isle")
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An anthology film is a collection of short film projects by different directors for a common aim. Usually they are unified by a common theme - in this case, the European Union.

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Release Date:

14 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bico See more »

Filming Locations:

Graz, Styria, Austria See more »

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1.78 : 1
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The segments "Cold Water" and "Prologue" do not have any dialogue. See more »

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Where Is My Home?
(Czech national anthem)
Written by Josef Kajetán Tyl and Frantisek Skroup
(segment "Unisono")
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So this is the state of the art?
12 March 2005 | by snauthSee all my reviews

Take this list:

Faith Akin, Barbara Albert, Sharunas Bartas, Andy Bausch, Christoffer Boe, Francesca Comencini, Stijn Coninx, Tony Gatlif, Sasa Gedeon, Christos Georgiou, Constantine Giannaris, Peter Greenaway, Miguel Hermosa, Arvo Iho, Aki Kaurismaki, Damjan Kozole, Laila Pakalnina, Kenneth Scicluna, Martin Sulik, Malgosia Szumowska, Béla Tarr, Jan Troell, Theo Van Gogh, Teresa Villaverde, Aisling Walsh

These are 25 of the brightest (but not necessarily most successful - but pretty successful) directors of the European Union's 25 member states. They each created a 5-minute "Vision of Europe". The approaches are surprisingly similar: they show either bureaucrats, "very ordinary" citizens, children, or refugees. So, this is Europe? OK, the quality of 25 short features gathered by political means may necessarily be uneven. But there are definitely some gems: my first price for beauty goes to Bela Tarr (Hungary), the one for humor to Andy Bausch (Luxembourg), and the one for biting realism to Barbara Albert (Austria).


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