In Budapest, two rival gangs of young boys lay claim to a vacant lot. The hostilities escalate yet never quite boil over into actual violence. Just when things do get out of hand, however, ... See full summary »
The film is an artistically spare depiction of the Greek myth of Sysiphus, sentenced to eternally roll a stone up a mountain. The story is presented in a single, unbroken shot, consisting ... See full summary »
I was thinking about giving this movie a 1 mark (the worst), but after some consideration I decided not to: I appreciate the creativeness of some of the animations, even though I think the story (as so often in Hungarian movies) extremely weak. In fact, there is no story, there are loosely coupled episodes that are supposed to remind us proud Hungarians not to forget our roots. I do remember my roots, so I don't need the reminder. I would need something else: a film that is more than just a lightweight history lesson; a film that presents our history in a non-schematic, powerful way. This is not that movie.
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