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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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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 D. Hegedüs ...
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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23 August 2006 (France)  »

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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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Brilliant piece, though Pasolini does not seem so gory any more

Taxidermia is the goriest, most disturbing and most disgusting film I have ever seen, yet is one of the greatest feats in 21st century movie-making. It is dark and repugnant, but very deliberately so. It is not at all self-indulgent, although it might seem that at first glance. However, 30 minutes into the film one cannot help but realize that all this gore is meant with purpose, that this sickening texture of coherence is what gives this satire its peculiar authenticity. L'art pour l'art gruesomeness really gets my goat, but in this case everything falls into its right place. Although I got physically sick watching it, I have to admit I am an admirer of Taxidermia.

We see three generations of men from a strange family: an army orderly obsessed with one-sided sex, his son, an acclaimed speed-eater, and an animal preparator. They are all peculiarly abnormal in their own ways but so is everybody else in the twisted world Gyorgy Palfi has created. But we all know that however deviant a world is on screen it merely is a reflection of our even more deviant everyday life. What Palfi tries to put across is that in our society sick is not even sick any more, dementia is not dementia any more, and we are ready to accept any defect or corruption of mind as long as they serve the self right in his quest for creating something new, something with which he can stand out from the crowd even more. Search for the inner genius justifies everything.


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