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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 ...
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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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No Wonder this film caused a stir at Cannes in 2005 !!
11 November 2006 | by (New York, USA) – See all my reviews

A remarkable visual feast. A fabulous greenish/yellow color tinting shades the contours of the cast throughout the film, compounded by severe contrasts of moving bright flashlight pools in pitch darkness. A very strange "out-of-body sensation" grabs hold of you until suddenly the talking voices change into operatic ones. The effect was mesmerizing to say the least. After Italian, Hungarian is phonetically the most effective language for opera. Not as harsh as German, but more robust than Italian. A very different sensation. Why aren't there more operas in Hungarian? (Shades of Bartok's "BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE"). The setting of the old asylum in Budapest keeps reminding one of the somber feel of the Danish hospital in Lars von Trier's "THE KINGDOM", with a dash of the picturesqueness of Lubyanka Prison. A modern operetta for the soul... Let your mind run free during this one. And simply ignore all other advice to the contrary. This wonderful gem is a unique and liberating experience...


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