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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

Writer:

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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This is Hungary's first-ever film with a Dolby Digital soundtrack. See more »

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No dialog, maximum catharsis
25 June 2007 | by VoiceOfEuropeSee all my reviews

Hukkle is the first feature film of hyper-talented young director Gyorgy Palfi, and is a real masterpiece, the likes of which very rarely come out of the hands of a lively, extroverted 30-year-old. It is one of a kind, cannot really be compared to anything before it; you better judge it by itself. Hukkle does not have dialog or narration at all, what it has is pure rhythm. An old man who sits out in front of his country shack in rural Hungary starts hiccuping, thus setting the pace of the film. If one pays the attention Hukkle deserves, finds out that beyond the series of beautifully breathtaking pictures and unique sound effects the feature does have an underlying story unfolding. A murder mystery to be precise. Cinematorgaphy is at its best, while the mostly amateur cast makes the piece very documentary-like. This is wonder captured on film. A must see for all movie-admirers. It makes me very proud I once knew the guy who is to be credited for all this excitement.


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