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Hukkle (2002)

Unrated  |   |  Crime, Mystery, Drama  |  14 November 2003 (USA)
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Using almost no dialogue, the film follows a number of residents (both human and animal) of a small rural community in Hungary - an old man with hiccups, a shepherdess and her sheep, an old... See full summary »

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Ferenc Bandi ...
Csuklik bácsi
Józsefné Rácz ...
Bába
József Forkas ...
Rendõr
Ferenc Nagy ...
Méhész
Ferencné Virág ...
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Mihályné Király ...
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Mihály Király ...
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Attila Kaszás ...
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Jánosné Gyõri ...
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Pásztorlány
János F. Kovács ...
Vízhordó fiú
Mihályné F. Kovács ...
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Using almost no dialogue, the film follows a number of residents (both human and animal) of a small rural community in Hungary - an old man with hiccups, a shepherdess and her sheep, an old woman who may or may not be up to no good, some folk-singers at a wedding, etc. While most of the film is a series of vignettes, there is a sinister and often barely perceptible subplot involving murder. Written by Anonymous

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$100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,474 (USA) (5 December 2003)

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$48,153 (USA) (28 May 2004)
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Truly unique!
1 February 2004 | by (Upstate New York) – See all my reviews

Hukkle (2002), written and directed by György Pálfi, fits into no

genre. It's a Hungarian film, with almost no dialogue, and it's truly

unique.

The work "hukkle" is an attempt to imitate the sound of a hiccup.

Throughout a movie--set in a rural Hungarian village--an old man

sits by the side of a road and hiccups. Meanwhile, life in and

around the village goes on as people eat, work, and play.

Despite the idyllic nature of the landscape, something bad is

happening in the village. A police officer is investigating a crime,

and the director appears to be providing clues for us about what's

happening and why.

I never solved the mystery. The film curator at the George

Eastman House in Rochester--where the film was screened-- told us he

had seen the movie five or six times, and would explain the

mystery to us after we'd watched the film. When he gave us his

explanation, many members of the audience disagreed with him.

Maybe you have to see the movie five times to get it, or maybe after five

viewings you lose it.

According to the curator, this film is due out on DVD, and it's worth

finding and watching. Hukkle is strange, and somewhat

disturbing, but it's not boring.






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