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Judit Nemeth in The Porcelain Doll

The Porcelain Doll

2005 NR

Magical realism abounds in the three fables of Hungarian rural life that make up this film based on the short story collection &NFi;Star Farm&NFi_; by Ervin Lazar. In the first segment, a teen trounces visiting soldiers in a series of athletic contests; in the second, a state official claims he can resurrect the dead; and in the third, an aging couple tricks the authorities who're trying to make them relocate in this allegorical film from Peter Gardos.