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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 »

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György Pálfi

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György Pálfi
17 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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
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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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Based on true events that took place in Hungary between 1914 and 1929. See more »

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Ingenious film sans dialogue
28 April 2003 | by amzoSee all my reviews

There is something very mesmorizing about the rythmic hiccuping of an old man and the shots of pastoral Hungary. But that is not all the film is about. This debut film by Gyorgy Palfi hopefully is the first of many great films. At first this film may seem like a documentary about daily life in a small village, yet it becomes much more, and if you don't pay attention, you may miss the underlying story of a murder mystery. Also, the contrast of country life and technology is shown subtly.

At our showing of Hukkle at the SF International Film Festival, we were lucky enough to have the director present and he answered questions about the film. Though this film is fiction, the underlying occurences actually happened in a small village in Hungary in the 1900s.

Wonderful cinematography, beautiful scenery, unique sounds, and an original idea all contribute to making this film awe-inspiring.


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Country:

Hungary

Language:

Hungarian | Czech

Release Date:

14 November 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Czkawka See more »

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$53,715

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$132,745
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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