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Bibliothèque Pascal (2010)

Unrated | | Drama | 18 March 2010 (Hungary)
In order to regain custody of her daughter, whom she left in the care of her fortune-telling aunt, Mona must tell a social worker her story. The tale she spins---and the movie we watch---is... See full summary »

Director:

Szabolcs Hajdu

Writers:

Szabolcs Hajdu (screenplay), Szabolcs Hajdu (story)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Orsolya Török-Illyés ... Mona
Oana Pellea ... Rodica Paparu
Razvan Vasilescu ... Gigi Paparu
Andi Vasluianu ... Viorel
Shamgar Amram Shamgar Amram ... Pascal
Lujza Hajdu Lujza Hajdu ... Viorica
Ion Sapdaru Ion Sapdaru ... Guardian (Gyam)
Mihai Constantin Mihai Constantin ... Gicu
Garry Cooper ... The Professor
Ildikó Antal Ildikó Antal ... Melinda
Orion Radies Orion Radies ... Little boy
Marius Bodochi Marius Bodochi ... Ursica 1.
Marius Manole Marius Manole ... Ursica 2
Tibor Pálffy Tibor Pálffy ... Saxophone player
Florin Piersic Jr. ... Peasant
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In order to regain custody of her daughter, whom she left in the care of her fortune-telling aunt, Mona must tell a social worker her story. The tale she spins---and the movie we watch---is a wild, surreal adventure in which people are able to project and enter each other's dreams, and our heroine is sold into slavery and lands in a swank, debauched Liverpool brothel where the patrons enact their literary/sexual fantasies with Lolita, St. Joan, and Desdemona. Rendered with dazzling tracking shots, striking CGI effects and a pulsing soundtrack, Hungarian director Szabolcs Hajdu's risk-taking fantasia has style to spare. But under the seductive surface lurks the very human story of a woman who uses fantasy to cushion the pain of life. Written by Los Angeles Film Festival

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Quotes

Viorel: What are you doing? You were in my dream. You wore strange clothes... some sort of folk costume... and I was... what's the word? A toreador.
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Soundtracks

Penny Lane
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by Shamgar Amram
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18 August 2010 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

A very irritating title, but that shouldn't put you off the movie. There are quite a few other things that will do that job alright! It is really confusing and has a very strange story line. Something that is anything but familiar. Not to mention that it not only walks a thin (moral) line, but crosses that line quite a few times.

This is not for the squeamish or for people who are offended lightly. They will hate this. But then again, it is very unlikely they will find out about the movie ... and even if they do, they will only rant about it, without watching it. That's not to say, that everyone who's going to watch this movie will like it (look at some other comments, to see the controversy this stirs up).

But the cinematography, the really weird story and very fine acting, will hold your attention. Going into the story would spoil the fun, of you discovering it. Though I cannot, give you any final thoughts on this ... you have to come up with something yourself ...


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