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Johanna (2005)

Johanna, a young drug addict, falls into a deep coma after an accident. Doctors miraculously manage to save her from death's doorstep. Touched by grace, Johanna cures patients by offering ... See full summary »

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Kornél Mundruczó
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Orsolya Tóth ... Johanna (as Orsi Tóth)
Eszter Wierdl Eszter Wierdl ... Johanna's Voice
Zsolt Trill ... Young Doctor
Tamás Kóbor Tamás Kóbor ... Young Doctor's Voice
Dénes Gulyás Dénes Gulyás ... Professor
József Hormai József Hormai ... 1st Doctor
Sándor Kecskés Sándor Kecskés ... 2nd Doctor
Viktória Mester Viktória Mester ... 1st Nurse
Hermina Fátyol Hermina Fátyol ... 2nd Nurse
Andrea Meláth Andrea Meláth ... 3rd Nurse
Kálmán Somody Kálmán Somody ... Cleaning Man
János Klézli János Klézli ... Fireman
Géza Gábor Géza Gábor ... Patient
Kolos Kováts Kolos Kováts ... Patient
Sándor Egri Sándor Egri ... Patient
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Storyline

Johanna, a young drug addict, falls into a deep coma after an accident. Doctors miraculously manage to save her from death's doorstep. Touched by grace, Johanna cures patients by offering her body. The head doctor is frustrated by her continued rejection of him and allies himself with the outraged hospital authorities. They wage war against her but the grateful patients join forces to protect her. This is a filmic and musical interpretation of the Passion of Joan of Arc. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Musical

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Country:

Hungary

Language:

Hungarian

Release Date:

10 November 2005 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Ioana See more »

Filming Locations:

Hungary

Company Credits

Production Co:

Proton Cinema See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Daring and Unique take on Modern Opera
4 December 2006 | by rjmcchesneySee all my reviews

People walked out of the theatre..fair enough. It's an Art film and an extremely audacious one to boot. But in my humble opinion, it's not worth throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

If you can get past the fact that 1) it's an opera, 2) it's sung (very beautifully) in Hungarian, and 3)there's naked old men singing about liver failure..you might actually enjoy this film. If not then perhaps you might find that you can appreciate it as a one off. Whether that is a good or a bad thing, I suppose is up to the viewer.

The lead actress Orsi Toth is absolutely stunning in this film. Her performance was uncomfortable, emotive, and surprising. I look forward to seeing her in future films.


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