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Johanna (as Orsi Tóth)
Eszter Wierdl ...
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Young Doctor
Tamás Kóbor ...
Young Doctor's Voice
Dénes Gulyás ...
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József Hormai ...
1st Doctor
Sándor Kecskés ...
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Viktória Mester ...
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Hermina Fátyol ...
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Andrea Meláth ...
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Kálmán Somody ...
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János Klézli ...
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Géza Gábor ...
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Kolos Kováts ...
Patient
Sándor Egri ...
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Johanna, a young drug addict, falls into a deep coma after an accident. Doctors miraculously manage to save her from death's doorstep. Touched by grace, Johanna cures patients by offering her body. The head doctor is frustrated by her continued rejection of him and allies himself with the outraged hospital authorities. They wage war against her but the grateful patients join forces to protect her. This is a filmic and musical interpretation of the Passion of Joan of Arc. Written by Anonymous

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Daring and Unique take on Modern Opera
4 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

People walked out of the theatre..fair enough. It's an Art film and an extremely audacious one to boot. But in my humble opinion, it's not worth throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

If you can get past the fact that 1) it's an opera, 2) it's sung (very beautifully) in Hungarian, and 3)there's naked old men singing about liver failure..you might actually enjoy this film. If not then perhaps you might find that you can appreciate it as a one off. Whether that is a good or a bad thing, I suppose is up to the viewer.

The lead actress Orsi Toth is absolutely stunning in this film. Her performance was uncomfortable, emotive, and surprising. I look forward to seeing her in future films.


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