Bibliothèque Pascal

Bibliothèque Pascal
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Bibliothèque Pascal
Hungary, 2010, 111 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Germany / Romania / United Kingdom
Topics: Crime, Drama, Erotic
Program: Awards Buzz : Best Foreign Language Film
Language: Romanian English Sub-Titles

The work of an imaginative filmmaker with ambition and chutzpah, Bibliothèque Pascal is a dark sex-trafficking fairy tale from Central Europe with Terry Gilliam-esque touches. Beautiful young Mona is scraping together a scant living for herself and her little daughter as a puppeteer when she is duped into accompanying her father as he travels from Transylvania to Germany.

Leaving her daughter with a reluctant aunt, Mona sets off on a journey that will take her by force into the shadowy world of sexual slavery. She winds up in London, at the Bibliothèque Pascal, a debauched S&M brothel where prostitutes are forced to act the parts of literary characters, characters who don’t always survive past the end of their dialogue. It’s a world where anyone from the most respectable to the most depraved can fulfill their fantasy, and where fairy tales can come true if you can afford the price. Please note: this film contains disturbing scenes of sex and violence. Winner, CineEuropa Prize; Grand Prix, Hungarian Film Week.

DIRECTOR: Szabolcs Hajdu
Producer: Ivan Angelusz, Gabor Kovacs, Andras Hamori
Editor: Péter Politzer
Screenwriter: Szabolcs Hajdu
Cinematographer: András Nagy
Music: Burnt Friedmann, Atom, Flanger
Principal Cast: Orsolya Török-Illyés, Oana Pellea, Razvan Vasilescu, Andi Vasluianu, Shamgar Amram, Mihai Constantin, Lujza Hajdu, Ion Sapdaru
Filmography: White Palms (2006), Tamara (2004)
Print Source: H2O Motion Pictures/Filmunio Hungary -

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