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Simon, the Magician (1999)

Simon mágus (original title)
In this surrealistic movie from the director of My 20th Century, the French police seek help from Simon, a visionary living in Budapest to solve a murder case. Whilst in Paris, Simon falls ... See full summary »

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Ildikó Enyedi

Writer:

Ildikó Enyedi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Péter Andorai Péter Andorai ... Simon
Julie Delarme Julie Delarme ... Jeanne
Péter Halász Péter Halász ... Péter
Hubert Koundé ... Paul
Mari Nagy Mari Nagy ... Interpreter
Hervé Dubourjal Hervé Dubourjal ... Prefect
Serge Merlin Serge Merlin ... Doctor
Daniel Merle Daniel Merle ... Inspector
Florent Vitse Florent Vitse ... Detective
Gergely Harmati Gergely Harmati ... Uniformed detective
Michel Soignet Michel Soignet ... Biologist
Nicolas Woirion Nicolas Woirion ... Controller
Zoon Besse Zoon Besse ... Ambulance doctor (as Zoon)
Odéon Odéon ... Receptionist
Aurélie Guichard Aurélie Guichard ... Reporter #2
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In this surrealistic movie from the director of My 20th Century, the French police seek help from Simon, a visionary living in Budapest to solve a murder case. Whilst in Paris, Simon falls in love with Jeanne, although they do not speak each other's language. When Jeanne leaves for a couple of days, Peter, another visionary, calls Simon for a duel: They both have to spend three days buried alive. Will Simon ever meet his love again? Written by Gatsby-15 <gatsby@freemail.hu>

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Country:

Hungary | France

Language:

French | Hungarian

Release Date:

21 October 1999 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Simon, the Magician See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Strange movie, but very entertaining
14 April 2006 | by IndyrodSee all my reviews

This is a Hungarian movie made in France about a famous magician with supernatural powers, who is called in by the French police to solve a murder. He does that without much problem, but then the movie goes off in a different direction showing kind of a fish out of water, and Simon being challenged by another well known magician to survive being buried underground for three days. Inbetween, there's kind of a silly love story where he seems to fall in love with a young lady, and the language barrier sets up some pretty humorous moments. I didn't like the ending at all, but all in all, this is a pretty entertaining movie. Excellent soundtrack with Beethoven's 7th Symphony, Bartok, and Brian Eno used very effectively along with a little Massive Attack. I would recommend it just to see the excellent performances.


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