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Hukkle (2002)

Unrated | | Crime, Mystery, Drama | 14 November 2003 (USA)
Using almost no dialogue, the film follows a number of residents (both human and animal) of a small rural community in Hungary - an old man with hiccups, a shepherdess and her sheep, an old... See full summary »


György Pálfi


György Pálfi
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ferenc Bandi Ferenc Bandi ... Csuklik bácsi
Józsefné Rácz Józsefné Rácz ... Bába
József Farkas József Farkas ... Rendõr (as József Forkas)
Ferenc Nagy Ferenc Nagy ... Méhész
Ferencné Virág Ferencné Virág ... A méhész felesége
Mihályné Király Mihályné Király ... Nagymama
Mihály Király Mihály Király ... Nagypapa
Eszter Ónodi ... Városi anya
Attila Kaszás Attila Kaszás ... Városi papa
Szimonetta Koncz Szimonetta Koncz ... Városi kislány
Gábor Nagy Gábor Nagy ... Városi kisfiú
Jánosné Gyõri Jánosné Gyõri ... Postás
Edit Nagy Edit Nagy ... Pásztorlány
János F. Kovács János F. Kovács ... Vízhordó fiú
Mihályné F. Kovács Mihályné F. Kovács ... A vízhordó fiú anyja


Using almost no dialogue, the film follows a number of residents (both human and animal) of a small rural community in Hungary - an old man with hiccups, a shepherdess and her sheep, an old woman who may or may not be up to no good, some folk-singers at a wedding, etc. While most of the film is a series of vignettes, there is a sinister and often barely perceptible subplot involving murder. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Mystery | Drama


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11 July 2003 | by insomniaSee all my reviews

The setting for this most unsettling of films from 27 year old director, Gyorgy Palfi, is a tiny village somewhere in Hungary. The scene is one of bucolic

boredom - at least that's what you might think, if you don't pay attention. We see an old man sitting outside his house: he has the hiccups. We see a girl feeding a dog while listening to music through a headset. Men play a game of skittles. A man herds a pig down a street. Woman busily at work in a clothing factory. A

husband and wife and their children, sit down to lunch. A mole burrows, and

hens peck for worms. Palfi's camera lovingly observes these rituals of everyday life: farm machinery, insects at work, flowers blossoming, a lone jet fighter screams overhead. Pigs mate, meals are carefully prepared, then hungrily

consumed. A body lays rotting on the bottom of a lake, while above, a couple

fish for their dinner. A cat dies of poison meant for humans. People die. Funerals are held. There is a serial killer about. There is no dialogue, but the soundtrack teems with a veritable chorus of machinery whirring, bees humming, pigs

grunting, moles scratching. Never does one's attention flag during the film's economical 75 minutes running time. This is one 'out of the box', allright. 7 out of 10

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Hungarian | Czech

Release Date:

14 November 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Czkawka See more »

Filming Locations:

Hungary See more »


Box Office


$100,000 (estimated)

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Mokép See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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