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Maestro (2005)

Five minutes before his big performance, the Maestro and his persistent mechanical assistant are getting ready. As the clock ticks, life at the top is not all it seems.

Director:

Géza M. Tóth

Writer:

Géza M. Tóth
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Ákos Ambrus Ákos Ambrus ... (voice)
Imre Madácsi Imre Madácsi ... (voice)
Atti Pacsay ... (voice) (as Attila Pacsay)
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Only minutes before the grand opening for his public performance, a venerable, yet modest Maestro prepares in silence. On his side, as always, his diligent and careful attendant: a mechanical arm which takes care of everything, putting the finishing touches to the virtuoso as time is swiftly ticking away. So, let's open the front curtain and break a leg. Written by Nick Riganas

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Country:

Hungary

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Release Date:

2007 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Μαέστρο See more »

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Budget:

$80,000 (estimated)
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Dolby SR

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1.85 : 1
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Excellent
18 February 2007 | by terrellholmesSee all my reviews

I attended a screening of the Oscar-nominated shorts yesterday and if I had a vote in the Academy it would go to "Maestro". At the beginning I wasn't quite sure of what kind of world it took place in. On the surface it looked like a backstage peek at an impennate opera singer preparing for a show. But why was a mechanical arm doing all of the grooming, drink mixing, and other tasks? The interesting thing I noticed about "Maestro" was that as the camera circled around, the perspective changed at one second intervals. This technique recalls the motion of a second hand and hints strongly at the film's wonderful punch line.


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