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The Hourglass (2007)

Pescanik (original title)
A story of a Jewish-Hungarian-Serbian family. The plot is centered about trying of an adult son to reconstruct his childhood dream of and memories. Looms, but a sunken world, the central ... See full summary »


Szabolcs Tolnai


Danilo Kis (novels), Szabolcs Tolnai
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nebojsa Dugalic ... Andreas Sam
Slobodan Custic Slobodan Custic ... Eduard Sam
Jasna Zalica ... Marija Sam
David Vojnic David Vojnic ... Andi Sam (as David Vojnic Hajduk)
Lars Rudolph ... Barrabal / Resurrected Soldier
Alisa Terek Alisa Terek ... Anna Sam
János Derzsi ... Kohn
Kati Lázár Kati Lázár ... Rebeka Kohn
Mari Nagy Mari Nagy ... Mrs. Fischer Hermann
Ádám Rajhona Ádám Rajhona ... Fischer Hermann
Tatjana Bermel Tatjana Bermel ... Kornélia Sam
Rade Kojadinovic Rade Kojadinovic ... Andrija Laufer
Djurdjija Cvetic Djurdjija Cvetic ... Theater manager (as Durdija Cvetic)
Dejan Djonovic Dejan Djonovic ... Taxi driver (as Dejan Donovic)
Evgeniya Eshkina-Kovacevic ... Marija C. (as Evgenija Eskimova)
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A story of a Jewish-Hungarian-Serbian family. The plot is centered about trying of an adult son to reconstruct his childhood dream of and memories. Looms, but a sunken world, the central European town with its figures, the way to experiencing deep and see a sensitive boy, his father, who by their fears that penetrate to the bone and the final humiliation of acting madness escapes and becomes a lonely, pathetic buffoon in the drama of life.

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At last! Great film from Serbia
7 July 2007 | by petar-22See all my reviews

Wonderful poetic journey trough the writings of definitely most important Yugoslav writer of the 20th century, Danilo Kish. Its impossible to write the synopsis of "The Sands". Its not narrative film. But, brilliant photography of young Hungarian cinematographer Gergely Pohárnok finally sets the high rate to Serbian film. There aren't leading roles in this film, but somehow Nebojsa Dugalic is leading the plot. And he is good. Have to mention great performance of Lars Rudolph who appears in two scenes and completely "eats the screen". You won't have fun watching this film, and it will strike you after watching it. And it raises a long line of questions. Remember the name of Szabolcs Tolnai!

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5 July 2007 (Serbia) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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