Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Bibliothèque Pascal (2010)

Bibliothèque Pascal (2010)

Genre: Drama
Director: Szabolcs Hajdu
Starring: Orsolya Török-Illyés, Andi Vasluianu, Shamgar Amram, Razvan Vasilescu
Duration: 111 min.
Rating: 7.3/10

A mother's struggle to support her child leads her into a surreal netherworld of sex and danger.  Mona Paparu is a single mother who has been left to raise her daughter Viorica on her own, only to have her fitness as a parent called into question by her aunt Rodica. Forced to answer Rodica's charges in a meeting with Child Protective Service authorities, Mona tells the long, convoluted tale of how she fell in with Viorel, a charming but sinister underworld figure, in order to provide for her daughter.


Bibliothèque Pascal written and directed by Szabolcs Hajdu, is Hungary's official submission to the 83rd Academy Awards.  It has wonderful cinematography and incredibly stylish imagination scenes.  The cast was solid, with actors speaking in no less than four different languages.  However, the disjointed and bizarre story might put some people off.     


The Angry Vegetarian said...

Looks like it could be pretty intense. Another example of how an intriguing poster would make me watch anything.

Bonjour Tristesse said...

Its funny, when I was growing up, gimp is what we used to call people who were crippled or walked funny. Now ever since Pulp Fiction came out, gimp is a person in a black rubber suit.

Adalmin said...

The poster reminds me of the gimp from Doomsday, heh.

Vote Sanchez said...

Still on the fence about watching this one.

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