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The third film by Török Ferenc after Moszkva tér and Szezon. These
actually form a trilogy, presenting the life of the contemporary young
generations of Hungary. This time Török focuses on the life style of
young and wealthy stock market brokers. Quite interesting to see how
the slow paced story and the similarly slow paced camera motion manages
to convey an otherwise very dynamic lifestyle but somewhat surprisingly
this seems to work in the end. I would say that the story is a bit too
simple but the photography is beautiful and it really conveys the
uniform environment of the perhaps most globalized profession in the
I also like other details: small interactions and gestures tell you more about the typical relationship of the brokers with other people (although these relationships are mostly restricted to taxi drivers, waiters and the security personnel of the office buildings...). There are unfortunately less well done details in the film, too: the taxi driver who does not know the city and does not even know how to read a map or the assumption that blowing up a big parabolic antenna would make all mobile phones in a continent useless. These unreal details and stupid mistakes spoil the movie. Despite these, it is still much better than most of the crap you can see in the cinemas nowadays.
I really loved the movies from Ferenc Török. The Moszkvatér is really
sweet and the Szezon has a very original atmosphere. He still seems to
be a talented director, but you can't feel that in this movie. OK, the
story could be nice, but in that film you just don't understand what
and how things happening. At the beginning everything seems to be
interesting but after 40 minutes you don't care the whole movie.
It is a really bad directed movie. The actors are staring at nothing and reacting after seconds: you just feel that the director wanted to make the film longer.
The characters are very antipathetic. They are like the typical young and rich guys without emotions and feelings. I just realized that I wanted them to fall, I wanted them to loose.
Overnight shows you a life you never want to live. Watching this movie is like watching a long and sad funeral: you can't enjoy it and you will have sad and bad feelings after it. And why? Because there are people in real life - especially in Hungary - who are the same as here: arrogant, antipathetic and feeling-less.
I really don't advise to watch this. It's a disappointing waste of time.
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