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A film where anything can happen - the hero and the heroine changes their faces, age, look, names, and so on. The only same thing: the LOVE between man and woman... in an archetypical love story cut from 500 classics from all around the worldWritten by
The film consists entirely of shots taken from other films. During the three years of its development many versions were made, the latest uses scenes from 450 different movies and TV series. See more »
Interesting concept, but not interesting enough for a full-length movie
From director Gyorgy Palfi ("Taxidermia"), this is a weird concept: An entire movie made by editing hundreds of movies from all times and all genres, from early silents to the latest sci-fi's (and including his own "Texidermia" at one point). All of them are spliced to tell a story.
For a film buff like myself, it's hard not to keep busy recognizing the movies all the time (I think I recognize at least 50% of them). Also, at times it feels as if, when the director wants to show a scene, he takes all the relevant scenes from previous movies and splice them together without really needing to do that (like the "supercut" clips on YouTube).
The concept is pretty interesting, half-original half-not ("Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)", for example). It's good for a short movie, not for a full-length film. At times it feels like a clip from the Oscars, but an endless one.
According to IMDb's trivia, the movie uses scenes from 450 different movies and TV series. I think there are a lot more. While the movie was playing, I found it more interesting to recognize the films and add the missing ones to IMDb's Movie Connections. I added more than 30 of them.
At the end, in the "special thanks" credits, they are listing IMDb.com and... isohunt.com
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