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Hukkle (2002)

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 »

Director:

György Pálfi

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György Pálfi
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Cast

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 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
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Crime | Mystery | Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Hungary

Language:

Hungarian | Czech

Release Date:

14 November 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Czkawka See more »

Filming Locations:

Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,474, 5 December 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$50,094, 27 June 2004
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Mokép See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Eating and being eaten
15 June 2003 | by meitschiSee all my reviews

I am happy that so many people from different countries have liked this Hungarian film - which is quite rare. I loved it, it is very cool, innovative and fascinating. The photography and sound design are excellent. I think it is not by chance that the first member of the crew named in the opening credits is precisely the sound designer.

You have to have some patience to get really into the film, but afterward, it is really worth it. Lots of black humor about eating and being eaten. In fact, eating does not mean anything good in this film...

The morale of the story is well summarized in the closing folksong "Ki az urát nem szereti" (Who does not love her husband). The only time where words are used in this film to say something....

And yes: "Hukkle" does not mean anything on Hungarian, it is an onomatopoetic (sound-imitating) word that imitates the sound of a hickup. (The real Hungarian word for hickup is "csuklás".)


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