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Taxidermia (2006)

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Three generations of men, including a pervert that constantly seeks for new kinds of satisfaction, an obese speed eater and a passionate embalmer.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Csaba Czene ...
Morosgoványi Vendel (as Csaba Czene)
Gergely Trócsányi ...
Balatony Kálmán (as Trócsányi Gergõ)
Marc Bischoff ...
Balatony Lajoska
István Gyuricza ...
Hadnagy (as Gyuricza István)
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Hadnagyné (as Molnár Piroska)
Gábor Máté ...
Öreg Balatony Kálmán (as Máté Gábor)
Géza Hegedüs D. ...
Dr. Regõczy Andor (as Hegedüs D. Géza)
Zoltán Koppány ...
Miszlényi Béla (as Koppány Zoltán)
Erwin Leder ...
Krisztián
Adél Stanczel ...
Aczél Gizi (as Stanczel Adél)
Éva Kuli ...
Leóna (as Kuli Éva)
Lajos Parti Nagy ...
Dédnagypapa (as Parti Nagy Lajos)
Attila Lõrinczy ...
Pap (as Lõrinczy Attila)
Mihály Pálfi ...
Baba (as Mihály Pálfi)
Eszter Bíró Kiss ...
Gyufaárus lány (as Bíró Kiss Eszter)
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Three generations of men, including a pervert that constantly seeks for new kinds of satisfaction, an obese speed eater and a passionate embalmer.

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

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Comedy | Drama | Horror

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Release Date:

23 August 2006 (France)  »

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Tarihefsi  »

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Budget:

HUF 500,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$342 (USA) (11 September 2009)

Gross:

$10,205 (USA) (6 November 2009)
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Director György Pálfi won $10,000 at the 2004 Sundance/NHK Filmmakers Award while Taxidermia was in pre-production. The other two projects that won in 2004: House of Sand (2005) and Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005). See more »

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Disgusting yet beautiful, "Taxidermia" is a stunningly original and audacious work
10 June 2008 | by (Worcester, MA) – See all my reviews

"Taxidermia" is one of the biggest surprises I've had with recent films. It has a blend of disgusting and shocking acts rendered poetic with absolutely beautiful camera-work and style. Even at its grossest, one isn't nearly as repulsed as they should be. And trust me, there's a lot of deviant behavior (including bestiality, masturbation, feederism, and vomit) on display here. Its all credit to director György Pálfi, who has crafted one of the most original visions in recent cinema. Its far from a perfect film, but its sheer audacity is refreshing compared to the safe and sterile cinema coming from all over the world today. Its a throw back to the 70s, when filmmakers had the guts to load the screen with offensive and politically incorrect imagery to force the viewer to think.

Don't mistake this as being merely a shock value fest. There's a good amount of subtext and depth to the film in a manner similar to Takashi Miike's finest work. The acting is very good, and the performers manage to make their deviant characters oddly human and sympathetic despite the increasingly surreal nature of the film. The film is flawed (the middle section in particular lags pretty badly), but I'd rather watch an interesting if imperfect film any day than successful tripe. "Taxidermia" is a film I feel will become a cult classic in the years to come. Not for all tastes, but those interested will love it. (8/10)


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