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Taxidermia -- Gyorgy Palfi's grotesque tale of three generations of men, including an obese speed eater, an embalmer of gigantic cats, and a man who shoots fire out of his penis.

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23 August 2006 (France) See more »
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Three stories. Three generations. Three men. One bizarre and shocking universe.
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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. | Full synopsis »
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9 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Sick, gruesome and deviant. I love it. See more (40 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Csaba Czene ... Morosgoványi Vendel
Gergely Trócsányi ... Balatony Kálmán (as Trócsányi Gergõ)
Marc Bischoff ... Balatony Lajoska
Gina Moreno ... Ferike
István Gyuricza ... Hadnagy (as Gyuricza István)

Piroska Molnár ... 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)
János Gyuriska ... Fiatal hadnagy (as Gyuriska János)
Sándor Hamar ... Böllér (as Hamar Sándor)
Albert Oláh ... Segéd (as Oláh Albert)
Mária Bodor ... Bába (as Bodor Mária)
Richárd Vas ... Kicsi Kálmán (as Vas Richard)
István Hunyadkürthy ... Jenõ bá (as István Hunyadkürti)
Máté Szécsy ... Bolgár versenyzõ (as Szécsy Máté)
György Kozma ... Román versenyzõ (as Kozma György)
József Pallós ... Szovjet versenyzõ (as Pallós József)
Attila Balogh ... Csehszlovák versenyzõ (as Balogh Attila)
Géza Balkay ... Szovjet tábornok (as Balkay Géza)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Krunoslav Agatic
Laszlo Banya
Katalin Bene ... Anyuka
Péter Blaskó ... Orvos
Zoltan Bocza (as Zoltán Bócza)
Gyula Bodnár ... Versenybíró
Antal Brazda
Gyuláné Bán ... Dadus
Moreno Cina
Attila Cseh ... Versenybíró
Csaba Cseh ... Versenybíró
Csöszke ... Mongol díszvendég
Iván Dengyel ... Szvigadurin
Lajos Derzsi ... Versenybíró
Lajos Dobi ... Szovjet vezérkari tiszt
Kálmán Dúl ... Gyúró
Sándor Fehér ... Edzõ
Laszlo Fekete (as László Fekete)
Renato Fenes
Günter Fenske ... Edzõ
Sándor Gergely ... Gyúró
Orsolya Geszier
Péter Gyárfás ... Szovjet vezérkari tiszt
Attila Hajas
István Hangos ... NDK versenyzõ
Ferenc Horvath (as Ferenc Horváth)
Sándor Hámori ... Gyúró
Bence Imecs
László Kalocsai ... Edzõ
Laszlo Kantor (as László Kántor)
Jörg Kapfer ... Fitnesz edzõ
Claudia Kariko ... Pénztáros lány
Ferenc Karolyi
Bíbor Kertes
János Keszeli ... Gyúró
Gyula Kiss ... Gyúró
Kata Kiss ... Edzõ
Viktória Kiss ... Kicsi Lajoska
Tibor Kocsis
Szimonetta Komondi
Lajos Koteles (as Lajos Köteles)
Réka Lemhényi ... Edzõ
Dezsõ Libor ... Lengyel versenyzõ
István Lõcsey ... Versenybíró
Zoltan Marosi
Ottó Meszlényi ... Szovjet vezérkari tiszt
Zsolt Molnár
Pál Morauszki ... Gyúró
Mari Nagy ... Portásnõvér
Richard Zsolt Nagy (as Richárd Zsolt Nagy)
Ilona Nagyné Korsos
Norbert Növényi ... Ottó bá
Julia Papp ... Dancer (as Orsolya Júlia Papp)
Ferenc Paput ... Edzõ
Andras Peteri
Attila Petrovics
Florian Plaushin
Karim Rahoma ... Pénztáros fiú
Levente Szabo (as Levente Szabó)
Imre Szalai ... Gyúró
József Szántó ... Gyúró
Eszter Szász ... ASzinkrontolmács
Attila Szücs
Ferenc Süveges ... Edzõ
Zsolt Toth
Bence Trombitas (as Bence Trombitás)
Anita Tóth ... Tolmácsnõ
Péter Vida ... Hangosbemondó
István Znamenák ... Éles elvtárs

Directed by
György Pálfi 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lajos Parti Nagy  short stories (as Parti Nagy Lajos)
György Pálfi 
Zsófia Ruttkay 

Produced by
Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu .... producer
Emilie Georges .... producer
Gabriele Kranzelbinder .... producer
Alexandre Mallet-Guy .... producer
Péter Miskolczi .... executive producer
Gábor Váradi .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Albert Márkos 
Amon Tobin 
 
Cinematography by
Gergely Pohárnok 
 
Film Editing by
Réka Lemhényi 
 
Casting by
Gisa Fellerer 
 
Production Design by
Adrien Asztalos 
 
Art Direction by
Veronika Merlin 
 
Set Decoration by
Peter Gantner  (as Péter Gantner)
Anne Rasmussen 
 
Costume Design by
Julia Patkos 
 
Makeup Department
Anita Gyõrfy .... daily hairdresser
Michaela Haag .... key makeup artist
Hildegard Haide .... key makeup artist
Ernella Hortobágyi .... daily makeup artist
László Horváth .... hair stylist
Gabi Komoróczy .... dresser
Éva Kozma .... daily makeup artist
József Lender .... dresser
János Papp .... dresser
Iván Pohárnok .... special makeup effects artist
Brigitta Szabó .... daily hairdresser
Ildikó Szabó .... dresser
Csaba Szever .... daily hairdresser
Regina Tichy .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Imre Bodo .... production manager
Zoltán Galambos .... production manager
István Király .... production manager
Gabriella Reisinger .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Réka Belsô .... second assistant director
József Csala .... second assistant director
Sára Czira .... first assistant director
Márk Herjeczki .... third assistant director
Vera Janisch .... trainee assistant director
Tamás Mink .... first assistant director
Károly Szekeres .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Péter Brill .... construction manager
Iván Bárdos .... stand-by construction
Andreas Djerdjev .... props
Tamás Fuksz .... stand-by construction
Rudolf Hobsig .... construction manager (as Rudi Hobsig)
József Kiss .... construction manager
Sándor Nagy .... props
Gábor Posevitz .... props (as Gábor Posewitz)
János Pásztor .... stand-by construction
Tamás Szabó .... stand-by construction
Géza Szöllõsi .... special art designer
 
Sound Department
Tamás Beke .... foley artist
Sámuel Csóka .... boom operator
Zoltán Vadon .... sound editor
Tamás Zányi .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Zoltán Bogdán .... visual effects artist
Igor Bóka .... generalist technical director
Balázs Harmati .... motion control assistant
Timothy Heys-Cerchio .... motion control operator
 
Stunts
György Kivés .... stunt coordinator
József Kovalik .... assistant stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
László Angyal .... generator operator
István Bese .... key grip
Attila Bilik .... electrician
Tamás Bánfalvy .... crane operator
Antal Csendes .... best boy
Zoltán Dzsupin .... assistant camera
Attila Dóczi .... gaffer
Károly Gál .... lighting technician
Miklós Hajdu .... gaffer
András Ignácz .... focus puller
Zsolt Jámbor .... lighting technician
Zoltán Kovács .... Steadicam operator
Tamás Krausz .... lighting technician
Ferenc Krämli .... crane operator
Gabor Laczkó .... crane operator
Tamás Lehoczky .... camera trainee
Dávid Lukács .... still photographer
Attila Major .... crane operator
Zsolt Móna .... key grip
Iván Nyitrai .... lighting technician
Thomas Rotsching .... video operator
Balázs Révész .... Steadicam operator
Zoltán Sallai .... assistant camera
György Simon .... best boy
László Sudár .... lighting technician
Norbert Szili .... lighting technician
András Szöke .... video operator
István Sánta .... dolly grip
 
Casting Department
Tamás Kertész .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Zsuzsa Balai .... wardrobe
Mari Havasi .... dresser
Klári Riesz .... dresser
Patricia Schömitz .... assistant costume designer
Zoltán Trubel .... dresser
 
Editorial Department
Éva Balog .... film timer
Benedek Kabán .... telecine transfers
Tamás Kollányi .... assistant editor
Zoltán Varga .... assistant editor
Willi Willinger .... colorist
 
Location Management
Zepp Berensmeier .... location manager
Gyula Robotka .... location manager
Wolfgang Winzberger .... location manager
 
Transportation Department
Zoltán Bai .... driver
Attila Beke .... driver
István Bognár .... driver
Pál Boroznaki .... driver
József Gottlieb .... stand-by driver
Sándor Horváth .... driver
Péter Mészáros .... driver
Gerhard Seethaler .... driver: props
Oliver Seitz .... driver
Géza Varga .... driver
Sándor Vercz .... driver
 
Other crew
Kinga Baranyai .... production assistant
Helene Nielsen Beal .... director of distribution
Fatime Dévényi .... caterer
Ferencné Frint .... caterer
Andrásné Földváry .... accountant
Gyula Gazdag .... consultant
Eszter Gyárfás .... production coordinator
Sophie Heitzeneder .... production coordinator
Wanda Kiss .... script supervisor
Balázs Kovács .... extras coordinator
Bendegúz Körmöczi .... animal handler
Katharina Mosser .... production coordinator
Tamara Nyilassy .... assistant animal trainer
Herbert Pecher .... animal trainer: pigeon
Christian Ploiner .... caterer
Konstantin Seitz .... financial director
Ildikó Szin .... cashier
Erika Tamás .... assistant to producer
Marie Tappero .... production assistant
Marcsi Tóth .... production assistant
Béla Vaszary .... medical coordinator
 

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Director György Pálfi won $10,000 at the 2004 Sundance/NHK Filmmakers Award while Taxidermia (2006) 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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37 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
Sick, gruesome and deviant. I love it., 4 April 2007
Author: Pascal Zinken (LazySod) from Maastricht, The Netherlands

A soldier with a rich sexual fantasy and lots of time on his hands (or better said, with his hands). An obese man competing in eating contests. A taxidermist. What do they have in common? Well.. Quite simply put.. Part of their genes. They are, respectively, the grandfather, the father and the son. Welcome to Taxidermia, perversity grand central.

The film plays out in three parts. Starting with the soldier, followed by the obese man, followed by the taxidermist. At the end of each part the connection to the next is worked out, and it all makes sense, in a twisted way.Each of the parts is a barrel of laughs, dark and grim in its own. Often disgusting and revolting but most of the time just hilariously cynical.

Effects used are mediocre at best but that doesn't harm the film too much - it is mostly the comedy value that is to be appreciated. Way of filming is off the beaten track, but not so far that it becomes disturbing or genuinely brilliant.

Sick, gruesome and deviant. I love it.

9 out of 10 kilograms of lard eaten

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