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 overview, first billed only:
Csaba Czene ...
Morosgoványi Vendel
Gergely Trócsányi ...
Balatony Kálmán (as Trócsányi Gergõ)
Marc Bischoff ...
Balatony Lajoska
István Gyuricza ...
Hadnagy (as Gyuricza István)
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 ...
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)


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.


Comedy | Drama | Horror


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Release Date:

23 August 2006 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Tarihefsi  »

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Box Office


HUF 500,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$342 (USA) (11 September 2009)


$10,205 (USA) (6 November 2009)

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2.35 : 1
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Hungary's Official Submission to the Best Foreign Language Film Category of the 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008). See more »


Referenced in Los Cinéfilos: Realmente amor (2013) See more »

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Insane, gory, violent, crazy - but not without meaning. Absolutely perfect.
13 February 2006 | by (Miskolc, Hungary) – See all my reviews

György Pálfi's second feature length movie is Taxidermia, which is about three generation of a family, and all of them has something very peculiar about them: the first one is a horny officer, his son is a very big sport-eater, and his job is very important of him. The third isn't special in any ways, but wants to be. He's very skinny, and there is nothing important about him. His relationship with his father is not very balanced: they diverge from each other in every possible way. But he's secretly planning something, from what he will be famous of... Nothing in Hungarian cinema's history can be compared to this. Not a single Hungarian movie was as violent as this one is sometimes. In some scene it reminded me of Pasolini's Salo. But the disgusting and the violent scenes are all meaningful; probably they are a perverse, misshapen mirror of the society. We can't say, that the leading characters are perverted, because everybody is as much perverted, as the ones we see. Fortunately this unique movie is presented by a big amount of humor - and we simply can't take the characters totally seriously. Taxidermia is a milestone in Hungarian film-making, and was worth every single cent of the Sundance money, from which it was made.

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