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Taxidermia - Csaba Czene, Gergely Trócsányi, Piroska Molnár, György Pálfi

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Movie propaganda

Three stories. Three generations. Three men. One bizarre and shocking universe.

Grandfather, father, son. One is an orderly, one is a leading sportsman, and one is a master taxidermist. One desires love, the other success, and the third immortality.

The grandfather lives in his fantasies and on cold winter evenings he warms up his freezing little shed with his feverish dreams. Nothing can stop his fertile imagination.

The father stuffs himself. For four years he was the first in his section in the Confectionery Industry. He is still unbeatable in chocolate wafers with an individual record of 2.98.

The son stuffs animals. He was born one and a half kilos. Now he has less than one and a half minutes left. He goes in for something that nobody has ever imagined before.

Theatrical propaganda posters

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film art-house Hungary Hungarian taxidermy food-eating contest USSR Soviet communism morbid obesity

Persons of interest

  • Csaba Czene .... Morosgoványi Vendel
  • Gergely Trócsányi .... Balatony Kálmán
  • Piroska Molnár .... Hadnagyné
  • Adél Stanczel .... Aczél Gizi
  • Marc Bischoff .... Balatony Lajoska
  • Gábor Máté .... Öreg Balatony Kálmán
  • Zoltán Koppány .... Miszlényi Béla
  • Géza D Hegedüs .... Dr Regõczy Andor
  • Erwin Leder .... Krisztián
  • Lajos Parti Nagy .... Author
  • György Pálfi .... Screenwriter
  • Zsófia Ruttkay .... Screenwriter
  • György Pálfi .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

  • Taxidermia official movie site
  • Taxidermia film production notes
  • Taxidermia QuickTime movie trailers
  • Awards and film festivals:
    • Cottbus Film Festival of Young East European Cinema 2006: Won: Don Quixote Award (György Pálfi); Nominated: Grand Prize (György Pálfi)
    • Fantasporto 2007: Won: Audience Jury Award Feature Film (György Pálfi)
    • Hungarian Film Week 2006: Won: "Gene Moskowitz" Critics Award (György Pálfi), Best Supporting Actor (Csaba Czene), Best Supporting Actress (Adél Stanczel), Grand Prize (György Pálfi)
    • Transylvania International Film Festival 2006: Won: Best Direction (György Pálfi)
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Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Holy crap, those Hungarians are crazy. Taxidermia is weird shit from behind the Iron Curtain, and thank Marx that Curtain was there or we would've been subject to even more Communist craziness (not that the USSR was actually a Communist state, that was just a handy label to cover up their dictatorships).

If you want to be mind-fucked by some excessive weirdness then you will love Taxidermia.

The art-house, Hungary movie Taxidermia is directed by György Pálfi and stars Csaba Czene, Gergely Trócsányi, Piroska Molnár.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0
  • Languages: Hungarian
  • Picture: Widescreen 16:9
  • Special features:
    • Interviews: David Stratton with director György Pálfi
    • Trailers: Theatrical
  • Subtitles: English

Government security censorship classification

R 18+ (High level themes, high level sexual activity)

Surveillance time

90 minutes (1:30 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

DVD retail: 9 August 2007

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