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Büvös vadász (1994)

Film about a child's perception of an adult world. Story centers on a police marksman who is assigned to protect a Russian chess grand master who does not know about his protection. Then ... See full summary »


Ildikó Enyedi


László B. Révész (as László Révész), Ildikó Enyedi
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Credited cast:
Gary Kemp ... Max
Sadie Frost ... Eva
Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy ... Maxim
Péter Vallai Péter Vallai ... Kaspar
Mathias Gnädinger Mathias Gnädinger ... Police Chief
Alexandra Wasscher Alexandra Wasscher ... Lili
Ildikó Tóth Ildikó Tóth ... Lina
Natalie Conde Natalie Conde ... Virgin Mary
Zoltán Gera Zoltán Gera ... Shoemaker
Philippe Duclos ... Monk
Andor Lukáts ... One-Eyed Monk
György Bárdy György Bárdy ... Theologian
Eszter Csákányi Eszter Csákányi ... Nanny
Tibor Bitskey Tibor Bitskey ... Surgeon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mihály Szabados ... Magyar Vitéz


Film about a child's perception of an adult world. Story centers on a police marksman who is assigned to protect a Russian chess grand master who does not know about his protection. Then the policeman meets the chess master's wife and there's an attraction between them. The child's perception is that of the chess master's daughter. Thriller and fantasy elements included and a parallel story set in medieval times.

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Drama | Fantasy




Hungary | Switzerland | France



Release Date:

21 June 1996 (USA) See more »

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Magic Hunter See more »

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From "Der Freischutz" by Carl Maria von Weber
Performed by The Bayerisches Staatsorchester and Chorus
Conducted by Robert Heger
Bass: Walter Berry
E.M.I. Electrola GmbH
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17 April 1999 | by jeff-201See all my reviews

Wow, what a film. Enyedi is a masterful director and the blend of fantasy, myth, magic, and spy-oriented suspense in this film is wonderful. Dialogue, acting, story, action, it's all here; wrapped in a mystical package that will keep your eyes dazzled and your mind buzzing even after the end. Anyone who sees this film will get caught up in it. Luckily, it was made in English, so it's a great chance for anti-subtitle viewers to experience Enyedi and perhaps get interested in Hungarian films. Highly recommended.

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