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Cloud Above the River Ganges (2002)

Felhö a Gangesz felett (original title)
The heroin addicted András got a last chance from his love Juli, to save his life.

Director:

Gábor Dettre

Writer:

Gábor Dettre
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Cast

Cast overview:
Zoltán Ternyák Zoltán Ternyák ... András
Ildikó Tóth Ildikó Tóth ... Juli
Anikó Sáfár Anikó Sáfár ... András' mom
Miklós Székely B. Miklós Székely B. ... Juli's dad
Ferenc Borbiczky Ferenc Borbiczky ... Juli's husband
Ádám Rajhona Ádám Rajhona ... Doctor
Lajos Kovács Lajos Kovács ... Neighbour
Júlia Nyakó Júlia Nyakó ... András's ex-girlfriend
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The heroin addicted András got a last chance from his love Juli, to save his life.

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Country:

Hungary

Language:

Hungarian

Release Date:

26 September 2002 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Cloud Above the River Ganges See more »

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Hard Core
15 April 2005 | by MovieMan1975See all my reviews

A harrowing and unrepentant film about heroin addiction. Not much to describe here, the film speaks for itself. It takes place in modern day Budapest, Hungary, and follows an IT worker who cannot overcome his heroin addiction, while being helped by a woman (honestly, there is no reality or logic to explain why this beautiful and "together" woman would even give the time of day to a sh**t-in-his-pants junkie -but this is Balkan film-making, hence the suspension of character(istic) disbelief). Harrowing, unforgiving, shocking, and at times beautiful. Director Dettre deeply delves into the dark side of human psyche - definitely reminds me of Abel Ferrara (The Bad Lieutenant) films, while also featuring a character (the female) that represents hope, love, forgiveness, and the incredible turning of the moral blind eye. Not for everyone - this films contains numerous scenes of graphic nudity and full-frontal genitalia (male only unfortunately), and a really disgusting defecation scene. Definitely eastern European cinema fare. A typical American viewer would probably be turned off by the abysmal depression and melodrama of the film.

NotaBene: If you actually do have the courage to watch this film all the way through, keep in mind the incredible and ultra-realistic performance of the lead actor - when the film was released he was in a drug and alcohol induced coma and later died.


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