5.3/10
180
1 user 1 critic

Jött egy busz... (2003)

Five episodes connects on a magic bus in the center of Budapest.

Writers:

Viktor Bodó (segment), György Pálfi (segment) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Hukkle (2002)
Crime | Mystery | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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
Stars: Ferenc Bandi, Józsefné Rácz, József Farkas
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

I AM NOT YOUR FRIEND is a film of improvisations - not only from the part of the nine amateur actors, but from the D.O.P, the director and the scriptwriters as well. The story unfolded ... See full summary »

Directors: György Pálfi, Zsófia Ruttkay, and 1 more credit »
Stars: István Szülek, Gyöngyvér Országh, Corbisier Kim
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A simple yet timeless love story between a man and a woman, told using scenes edited together from hundreds of other films.

Director: György Pálfi
Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Woody Allen, Agustín Almodóvar
Szabadesés (2014)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A woman falls out of the window of an apartment house. On her way back, she witnesses seven stories, one on each floor.

Director: György Pálfi
Stars: Piroska Molnár, Miklós Benedek, Tamás Jordán
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Anthology film made as an act of protest against Hungarian government of Viktor Orban.

Directors: Benedek Fliegauf, Péter Forgács, and 8 more credits »
Stars: Aoles Sport
Taxidermia (2006)
Comedy | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Three generations of men, including a pervert that constantly seeks for new kinds of satisfaction, an obese speed eater and a passionate embalmer.

Director: György Pálfi
Stars: Csaba Czene, Gergely Trócsányi, Marc Bischoff
Moszkva tér (2001)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

1989 is an important year in the political history of Hungary. However, Petya and his friends couldn't care less. They are about to graduate high school. The only important things to them ... See full summary »

Director: Ferenc Török
Stars: Gábor Karalyos, Erzsi Pápai, Eszter Balla
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young man searches for his father after he disappears while working on a highly classified project for the United States government that involves extraterrestrials.

Director: György Pálfi
Stars: Kate Vernon, Eric Peterson, Marshall Williams
Született lúzer (TV Series 2007)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Stars: Artúr Kálid, Gábor Máté, Gábor Baronits
Szép napok (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Peter returned from prison in his native city, in the hope that it will begin happy days. With surprise he learns that his sister became a foster mother to the newborn boy, but a real ... See full summary »

Director: Kornél Mundruczó
Stars: Tamás Polgár, Orsolya Tóth, Kata Wéber
Mindörökké (2018)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: György Pálfi
Stars: Attila Menszátor-Héresz, Tamás Polgár, Julia Ubrankovics
Nem vagy a barátom (Video 2009)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A series of improvised interviews of people applying to an acting role in the trilogy's previous film, 'Nem vagyok a barátod' (I Am Not Your Friend).

Director: György Pálfi
Stars: György Pálfi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Imre Csuja Imre Csuja ... The Bus Driver
Zsolt Anger ... (segment "No Comment")
Viktor Nagy Viktor Nagy ... (segment "No Comment")
Michelle Wild Michelle Wild ... The Girl (segment "No Comment")
Kati Egri Kati Egri ... The Woman - segment 'Cipõk' / Mrs. Pók (segment "Negyedóra")
Réka Pelsöczy Réka Pelsöczy ... Shoe shop assistant - segments 'Cipõk' / Réka (segment "A 78-as Szent Johannája")
Nóra Parti Nóra Parti ... Hotel maid (segment "Cipõk")
Péter Haumann Péter Haumann ... László Daeda / Daidalos (segment "Táltosember")
László Gálffi ... Ikarosz (segment "Táltosember")
Anikó Für Anikó Für ... Wife (segment "Táltosember")
Kata Farkas Kata Farkas ... (segment "Táltosember")
Máté Jakó Máté Jakó ... (segment "Táltosember")
Gábor Vass Gábor Vass ... Storyteller (segment "Táltosember")
György Gazsó György Gazsó ... Gyula (segment "Negyedóra")
Béla Mészáros Béla Mészáros ... Zoli (segment "Negyedóra")
Edit

Storyline

Five episodes connects on a magic bus in the center of Budapest.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Fantasy

Edit

Details

Country:

Hungary

Language:

Hungarian

Release Date:

25 September 2003 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

A Bus Came... See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Dealer (2004) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
this magic bus is not for everyone
6 March 2004 | by ThurstonHungerSee all my reviews

This film was as fascinating and as frustrating as watching someone else's dreams. I saw it at Cinequest 2004 in San Jose, and observed several audience members slink out. Regrettably I was late to the showing and missed the first of five vignettes.

Each of those five and the connecting animation between them were created by different directors. Quite a nice enticement for me to see more Hungarian films. I wonder if working adjacent to colleagues, spurred the directors on to more artistic extremes?

We had fetishistic foot-age (with some great odd camera angles), a comic book myth (and effective split screen use), a peculiar look at formulaic film (and really formulaic human behavior), and lastly a soaring gory opera. I've since read online that the opera smartly ties back to the opening "No Comment" vignette I missed.

The music in that last piece was tremendous, as sung by the walking wounded and waking dead. The screen tricks in the third piece also were very fun, especially if you love similar use of panels in comic books, being a film in motion, they did nice tricks with dissolves as well.

Overall the plot perceptors in your brain will be perplexed by this experience. Even the recipe ingredients in the "formulaic" film are so unpredictable that it feels like a Rube Goldberg contraption set in motion. So turn off those perceptors and let your eyes bask in this often ingenious (and at times infuriating) collection of images and ideas.

Again, this is really not for everyone. But I definitely am glad I saw (most of) it. I'd watch it again (not something I often say...) I'd love to know how this was received in Hungary. Also I'm curious what the budget for it was, it surely was not cobbled together from orange rinds and other cast-off materials.

6.5/10


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed