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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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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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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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Underwritten, underwhelming film that goes nowhere...
28 July 2010 | by sharkies69See all my reviews

Saw this at the Melbourne International Film Festival the other night and walked out at about the 70 minute mark.

I'm not sure if Hungarians or Romanians might understand this film better, I certainly couldn't.

The lead actress is attractive and tries hard but isn't given enough to work with and the narrative keeps shifting. There was plenty of potential conflict in the opening scene but outside of that I soon lost interest in her character and the other characters she met along with way. The Director seemed to be going for stylish visuals and fantasy sequences whilst forgetting the most important things - the story and characters.

I found Lilya4Ever to be a far superior film about a similar subject. I find it difficult to believe films like this one can even get funding.


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