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As the date on which Aya's grandmother predicted that the pretty young girl and her childhood sweetheart would consummate their relationship draws near, the frustrated couple finds their perfect moment threatened by a battle of the sexes that sweeps through their once-thriving village. There was a time when the village of Absurdian was considered a paradise, yet lately it looks like a dried-up wasteland due to a troubling shortage of water. Years ago, Aya's grandmother foresaw a night when the
Jan 20, 2008 Wide
Aug 18, 2009
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Absurdistan has more than a little bit of magic at its heart; it's a tale of love and perseverance, gently winking at its happy viewers.
Writer-director Veit Helmer creates a wildly imaginative world worthy of Gabriel Garca Mrquez at his most playful, drenching it in vivid color and a Slavic sense of bleak humor.
Despite its comedic limitations, this film is up to more than its American adolescent counterparts.
Absurdistan doesn't have a ton of high-voltage laughs, but it's a nonstop charm machine.
A simplistic, straightforward tale that's beautifully staged with the same wave of the magical-realism wand that powers Jeunet & Caro's Delicatessen.
A funny and bawdy fable that playfully deals with community, a battle between the sexes, the preciousness of water, and the joy of young love.
A lighthearted charmer, one of the most spirited and enjoyable comedies to hit ... theaters so far this year.
The film isn't much more than light slapstick bookended by a sweet if lust-driven romance.
'Borat' meets 'Lysistrata' in a delightful, surreal tale filmed in Azerbaijan and Georgia.
Sometimes the village looks like an antique postcard come to life, at other times like outtakes from a lost Marx Brothers film or an overly precious PBS documentary.
Absurdistan lives up to its name with its virtual nonstop drollery. And in Malerova the film has a most appealing leading lady.
Refreshingly offbeat, delightfully funny and irresistibly entertaining without a dull moment.
As in "Tuvalu," Veit's style is reminiscent of both France's Marc Caro & Jean-Pierre Jeunet ("Delicattessen") with their whimsical machinery and surreal worlds and Canada's Guy Maddin's use of silent film standards...
Absurdistan moves with confidence and grace with a genuine romantic and erotic drive.
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