Bibliothèque Pascal (2010)

Bibliothèque Pascal

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A mother's struggle to support her child leads her into a surreal netherworld of sex and danger in this drama from Hungarian filmmaker Szabolcs Hajdu. Mona Paparu (Orsolya Torok-Illyes) is a single mother who has been left to raise her daughter Viorica (Lujza Hajdu) on her own, only to have her fitness as a parent called into question by her aunt Rodica (Oana Pellea). Forced to answer Rodica's charges in a meeting with Child Protective Service authorities, Mona tells the long, convoluted tale of … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Special Interest
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Written By: Szabolcs Hajdu
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as Rodica

as Gigi Paparu

as Saxophone player

as Mayor

as Police chief

as Countryman
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Critic Reviews for Bibliothèque Pascal

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Bibliotheque Pascal takes risks. Many of them do not pay off. But at least it takes them.

Full Review… | March 29, 2011
IFC.com

Bibliothèque Pascal is a bracing, shocking, confusing journey at times. But it is also a moving, involving story, its harsher elements balanced by always seeming to have its heart in the right place.

Full Review… | March 4, 2011
sbs.com.au

Audience Reviews for Bibliothèque Pascal

A frightening tale of a young woman, betrayed by those who ought to protect her and preyed upon by a ruthless pimp who demands perfection. Or is it? Is it real, or a merely fantastic tale meant to explain an absence that put her child in some minor danger? One is never sure. There are several disturbing images, and one finds oneself believing it could happen just the way she tells it.

Mark Abell
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