14-05-2008

HungariCom Films in Cannes

HungariCom presents new films at the Cannes Marche du Film.

HungariCom

Cannes 2008

Lerins Stand R 9

HungariCom is delighted to present its exciting Line Up at Marche du Film.

We are proud to represent the newest animation from one of the world's most respected animation artist, Gabor Csupo and a broad range of feature-length films across all genres from the Hungarian market.

We would be glad to schedule a meeting with you.

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You can find more about the films at

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We remain at your disposal for any further information you should need.

We look forward to seeing you in Cannes!

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Hungarian Films in Cannes

Immigrants

From the creator of "The Simpsons" and "Duckman" comes a wild and crazy adult cartoon feature. L.A. Dolce Vita... They came to the U.S. to chase the American Dream. Now they're stuck with it!

RUNTIME 87 min. FORMAT Color, 35 mm, 1:2,35 SOUND Dolby Digital SR COUNTRY USA, Hungary LANGUAGE English GENRE Comedy COMPANY Grand Allure Entertainment, Klasky-Csupo/Global Tantrum, Megafilm

DIRECTED BY Gabor CSUPO
WRITTEN BY Billiam CORONEL, Josh LIEB, Jared STERN
EDITED BY Peter TOMASZEWICZ, Mano CSILLAG
MUSIC Drew NEUMANN, Gregory HINDE, Gabor CSUPO
PRODUCER Arlene KLASKY, Gabor CSUPO, Gabor KALOMISTA, Tamas RAKOSI
ANIMATION SEQUENCE DIRECTORS Andrei SVISLOTSKI, Zhenia DELIOUSSINE, Jim DUFFY, John HOLMQUIST, Michael D. KENNY
ORIGINAL VOICES Hank AZARIA as Joska, Erick MCCORMACK as Vlad, Freddy RODRIGUEZ, Tom KENNY, Lariane NEWMAN

SYNOPSIS Immigrants is the story of Vladislav (a Russian), and Joska (a Hungarian). Both are immigrants and best friends, living and chasing the American dream together. Vlad has a daughter, Anya, who's adapting to life in America at the speed of light, while her dad is in complete culture shock. They stay at the Vista del Mar, an apartment complex run by an old failed actress, Greta Knight, who is always after Vlad for sexual favors. The building is home to immigrants from all over the world: Flaco, a friend from Mexico; Mr. Chea, who runs a Chinese family restaurant; Nazim, a former Pakistani nuclear scientist who drives a tour bus; and Mr. Splits, an old black pimp. We follow Vlad and Joska in their adventures... through their encounter with the American capitalist company Glut-co, through their attempt to open a Russian/Hungarian restaurant, and as their friendship is put in jeopardy when they hit the L.A. night scene. All the while Vlad is looking for a way to make a life for himself and his daughter; and Joska... well, Joska is mainly looking for women. With a story that is comedic and yet poignant, Immigrants is a movie for anyone who ever had a dream.

SCREENINGS:

Gray 2 18/05/2008 13:30

PALAIS K 19/05/2008

PANIC

A comedy by Atilla Till

RUNTIME 90 min FORMAT Color, 35 mm, 1:1,85 SOUND Dolby DTS COUNTRY Hungary LANGUAGE Hungarian GENRE Comedy COMPANY Inforg Studio, M&M Film Ltd., Laokoon Film

DIRECTED BY Attila TILL
WRITTEN BY Attila TILL
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Imre JUHASZ
EDITED BY Bela BARSI
MUSIC Ambrus TOVISHAZI
PRODUCER Andras MUHI, Monika MECS, Erno MESTERHAZY
CO-PRODUCER Gabor RAJNA, Judit STALTER, Gabor SIPOS, David UNGAR
CAST Ágnes GUBIK, Judit SCHELL, Ildiko BÁNSÁGI, Marta EGRI, Szabolcs THÚROCZY, Lehel KOVACS, Eszter ONODI,, Krisztian KOLOVRATNIK, Peter VALCZ

SYNOPSIS Zsuzsi has the prefect life: by thirty she has a great job, two degrees, a nice car and a place of her own. One day, however, the young professional wakes up realizing that something is wrong... She can't breathe and her heart is racing. After her lover Kirill dumps her she admits herself to the „Panic Clinic". She finds herself under the care of an overambitious therapist, who uses strange treatments on her and the other patients. Eventually, Zsuzsi's highest aspiration is to find the ability to leave the clinic, open the gate, get out and rejoin society. Outside the Clinic all is „normal": Zsuzsi's mother, Elli and her friend, Ilona (two middle aged divas) embark on a shopping spree looking for adventure. Ilona's daughter has a newborn baby yet is consumed with anxiety over motherhood. Zsuzsi's brother wants to free his mother Elli from an evil body snatching alien - at the point of a gun. The supercops quarrel endlessly over their homosexual identities - and eventually come to blows. Zsuzsi must choose - either remain anxious for the rest of her life or get herself together and start anew.

SCREENING:

PALAIS B 22/05/2008 13.30

CATCHER

Cat City 2

RUNTIME 92 min FORMAT color, 35 mm, 1:88 SOUND Dolby Digital COUNTRY Hungary LANGUAGE Hungarian GENRE Full feature animation COMPANY Szerep Productions

DIRECTOR Bela TERNOVSZKY
WRITTEN BY Jozsef NEPP
CHARACTER DESIGN Zoltan MAROS
EDITED BY Robert PATAKI
MUSIC Miklos MALEK
ART DIRECTOR Miklos WEIGERT
ANIMATION DIRECTOR Lajos CSAKOVICS
PRODUCER Eszter SALAMON , Szilard VARGA

ORIGINAL VOICES Laszlo SINKO, Peter RUDOLF, Miklos BENEDEK, Peter HAUMANN, Gyorgy DORNER, Gabor REVICZKY

SYNOPSIS Cat Catcher, the robot dog pacified all civilized cats at the end of the original Cat City film (1986) and as a result of this cats and mice live a peaceful co-existence. How can you carry on from this point? There remained an unpacified cat tribe in the Pafrican Jungle. They learn about the fate of their kinscats from a busy bee journalist mouse called Stanley who is captured by blood-mice and hunter cats at the end of his successful expedition to find Livingstone in the jungle. The jungle cats evoke the first deputy chief of hell, Moloch and they set out with him to put the world back to order. Whether they succeed in this or not remains unanswered until one watches CATcher - Cat City 2.

SCREENING:

PALAIS H 20/05/2008 13:30

FLUKE

A Tamas Kemenyffy film. "Thou shalt not steal." Bloody hell, they will!

RUNTIME 88 min FORMAT Color, 35 mm 1:1,85 SOUND Dolby Digital COUNTRY Hungary LANGUAGE Hungarian, German GENRE Satire, Village-Comedy COMPANY Extreme Film

DIRECTED BY Tamas KEMENYFFY
WRITTEN BY Balint HEGEDUS
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Daniel GARAS
EDITED BY Judith CZAKO
MUSIC Andras MONORI
PRODUCER Dalma HIDASI
CAST Andor LUKÁTS, Istvan GYURICZA, Kati LAZAR, Lorant DEUTSCH, Vica KEREKES, Jeno KISS, Felix THEISSEN

SYNOPSIS Ogyarmat is a poor dead-end village near the Austrian- Hungarian border. One day, however, luck strikes them. They discover that an oilpipe is runnning underneath the cemetry. They hit upon the idea of drilling the pipe and selling the oil under the mask of a funeral. Money is flowing. Everybody is happy and contented. But the next day they all start to sell oil for their own pockets. And the trouble does not come alone... The representative of the Austrian oil company appears in the village to arrange the case but the village chases him away right into the police's arms. The people of the village are determined and would not give up the oil. They stand up against the police power using an idea that seems to work out perfectly. The only thing is that the ideas that seem perfect do not always come out right.

SCREENING:

GRAY 2 18/05/2008 11:30

VIRTUALLY A VIRGIN

A Film by Peter Bacso

RUNTIME 107 min. FORMAT Color, 35 mm, 1:1,85 SOUND Dolby Digital SR COUNTRY Hungary LANGUAGE Hungarian GENRE Drama COMPANY Megafilm Ltd.

DIRECTED BY Peter BACSO
WRITTEN BY Peter BACSO
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Tamas ANDOR, Zsolt TOTH
EDITED BY Mano CSILLAG
MUSIC Gyorgy VUKAN
PRODUCER Gabor KALOMISTA
CAST Julia UBRANKOVICS, Attila TOTH, Ferenc HUJBER, Gergo KASZAS

SYNOPSIS Boroka has at last come of age and receives a substantial lump sum as part of her home-starter grant. All she wants to do is to be treated like a "real human being" and celebrate her birthday in a luxury hotel with her boyfriend, Janos. Life in paradise looks set to come to an abrupt end when the cash runs out. Boroka, with no money and no options, moves in with her boyfriend who is keen to supplement his income by selling her body to calling clients. Boroka's fate seems set until a local pimp, Ronaldo, offers Janos a motorbike in exchange for his devoted girlfriend. The temptation proves too great... Ronaldo takes Boroka and plants her on the verge of a main road in the hope that his newly acquired "virtual virgin" will pull in plenty of punters. Used and abused by a swift succession of eager takers, she ignores Ronaldo's threats of violence and decides to take her chances on her own. She first bumps into Moric filling in a lottery slip who later finds himself with a ringside seat to a chance meeting between Boroka and her pursuing pimp. With nowhere left to go, Boroka accepts Moric's offer of accommodation and moves into his trendy atelier...

SCREENING:

PALAIS H 21/05/13:30

91 DATES

RUNTIME 95 min. FORMAT Color, 35 mm, 1: 1,88 SOUND Dolby Digital COUNTRY Hungary LANGUAGE Hungarian GENRE Romantic Comedy COMPANY World Film Entertaiment, Next Station Production

DIRECTED BY Tamas SAS
WRITTEN BY Norbert KÖBLI, Tamas SAS
EDITED BY Klara MAJOR
MUSIC Robert GULYA
PRODUCER Adam NEMENYI
CAST Ivan FENYO, Patricia KOVACS, Andrea SOPTEI, Viktoria SZAVAY, Tibor GASPAR, Gabor HEVER

SYNOPSIS David is king of life, media darling, tabloid star, and not least „the most wanted bachelor in Budapest." Nowadays everyone seems to forget about the fact that once he was a writer. For all his life, David's been surrounded by women. He lives his life constantly on the move, with two suitcases, avoiding all forms of dependence. Until today - when his rich girlfriend leaves for good, and his publisher sues him for failing to deliver a new book in three years. David is in instant need of money. The enchanting executive of the publishing company brings him to an ultimatum: if he manages to write a book within 10 days, he'll get his money and reputation back. She even offers the topic: Why are there so many lonely young women in nowadays? David's farthest desire was to dive into the dizzy love affairs with singles. But as his living depends on this job, he reluctantly accepts the job. This is how he gets into the terrifying situation - for the first time in his life - where he has to listen to and understand what women tell him. He meets 10 women in 10 days, and before he realizes what is going on around him, he's life as he knows it would never be the same again.

SCREENING:

PALAIS D 15/05/2008 17:30

THE SUN STREET BOYS

RUNTIME 89 min FORMAT Color, 35 mm, 1:1,85 SOUND DTS COUNTRY Hungary LANGUAGE Hungarian GENRE Drama COMPANY RF Production, Tivoli-Filmproductions

DIRECTED BY Gyorgy SZOMJAS
WRITTEN BY Gabor HELLER, Akos KERTESZ, Gyorgy SZOMJAS
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Ferenc GRUNWALSKY
EDITED BY Karoly SZALAY
MUSIC Gyorgy FERENCZI
PRODUCER Denes SZEKERES
CAST Peter BÁRNAI, Kata GASPAR, Sandor CZECZO

SYNOPSIS

Some of the most symbolic moments of the 1956 Revolution in Hungary were the tooth-and-nail battles fought by the so-called 'Pest Lads' who dared to defy odds by taking on the panzers of one of the world's superpowers.

SCREENING:

PALAIS H 17/05/13:30

WITHOUT MERCY

RUN TIME 71 min. FORMAT Color, 35 mm, 1:1,85 SOUND Dolby SR COUNTRY Hungary
LANGUAGE Hungarian GENRE Drama COMPANY Tivoli-Filmproductions Ltd.

DIRECTED BY Elemer RAGALYI
WRITEN BY Elemer MAGYAR, Elemer RAGALYI
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Marton RAGALYI
EDITED BY
Wanda KISS
PRODUCER Denes SZEKERES

CAST Gabor NAGYPAL, Imre CSUJA, Gyorgy GAZSO, Judit CSOMA, Lajos BERTOK, Karoly EPERJES

SYNOPSIS This film based on a true story. An elderly man is murdered. Denes Suha, who was doing occasional work at the victim's house, is questioned by police as a witness, only to end up accused of the murder itself. The evidence against him is far from overwhelming, yet deemed sufficient to try him in court.

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