Bibliotheque Pascal

 

Year: 2010
Country: HUNGARY, GERMANY
Run Time: 111 minutes

BIBLIOTHEQUE PASCAL is unlike any film you have ever seen. Mona is a sad-eyed mother called in for questioning by child protection services after leaving her young daughter with a fortune-telling aunt. As she sits in the drab social worker's office, she begins to spin the tale of her life, which turns into the increasingly colorful and astonishing film we're watching. After a series of surreal mishaps, Mona is sold in slavery to a trendy and frighteningly debauched Liverpool brothel. At the Bibliotheque Pascal, well-read patrons act out their violent sexual fantasies with Joan of Arc, Pinocchio, Lolita, and – inescapably – Desdemona. Pascal, the bordello owner, is an alarmingly jovial fellow who gives Mona feel-good drugs and suits her up for her final destination. Escape from this hell seems impossible. But, fortunately, it seems that both Mona and her daughter are able to project their dreams onto other people's reality. Though whose reality is this, anyway? (In Romanian, Hungarian, and English with subtitles) – B.B.

Director
Szabolcs Hajdu

Producer
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou

Screenplay
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano

Cinematography
Mathieu Vadepied

Editing
Dorian Rigal-Ansous

Principal Cast
François Cluzet, Omar Sy

Director Bio
Szabolcs Hajdu was born in Debrecen, Hungary in 1972. His films have won prizes at the Hungarian Film Week and in Kiev.

Select Filmography
"Sticky Business" (2000), "Tamara" (2003), "White Palms" (2006), BIBLIOTHEQUE PASCAL (2010)

Print Source

Magyar Filmunio
Katalin Vajda
Városligeti fasor 38
Budapest 1068
HUNGARY

Phone: +3613517760
Fax: +3613526734
Email: kati.vajda@filmunio.hu
http://www.bpascalfilm.com

This film is presented with the generous support of CARL F. RAK.

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