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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

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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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Germany | Hungary | UK | Romania

Release Date:

18 March 2010 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Biblioteca Pascal See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,051
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

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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European magical realism
19 December 2010 | by simonasidorinSee all my reviews

I do not have a shadow of a doubt to rate this movie with a 10 out of 10 , and I know I am not the only one who like it a lot. Probably is the best movie of the year 2010. Maybe if you already read the plot you got an idea about the movie but as the expression states:SEEING IS BELIEVING you we'll realize that this is exactly the case; You have to see it ! It is so rare nowadays to see real directors with good ideas , imagination and directors who tells us stories , now when everything is cheap and kitsch most of the Hollywood movies are remakes or you got the impression they got nothing to offer .As I mentioned in the title this movie is marked by a magical realism but is not like Gabriel Garcia Marquez or Isabel Allende or another Latin American writer the magical realism is European or should I locate it to the central and eastern Europe. They are no stereotypes about eastern europeans or politics in this movie , and there is a story , you just have to be patient , actually the movie is about story telling from the moment Mona starts to tell the story of herself and her daughter and later on at the fair and at the end in the furniture store.


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