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Dealer (2004)

A drug dealer spends his last day alive pedaling around Budapest visiting friends and clients.

Director:

Benedek Fliegauf
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Felicián Keresztes Felicián Keresztes ... Dealer (as Felícián Keresztes)
Barbara Thurzó Barbara Thurzó ... Barbara
Lajos Szakács Lajos Szakács ... Apa
Anikó Szigeti Anikó Szigeti ... Wanda
Edina Balogh Edina Balogh ... Bogi
Dusán Vitanovics Dusán Vitanovics ... Dragan (as Dr. Dusán Vitanovics)
Katalin Mészáros Katalin Mészáros ... Mushroom Girl
István Lénárt István Lénárt ... Öreg
Elíz Bicskei Elíz Bicskei ... Dragan nõvére (as Bicskey Alisa)
Gábor Dr. Szoboszlay Gábor Dr. Szoboszlay ... Összeégett barát
Péter Mátyássy Péter Mátyássy ... Fog (as Mátyási Péter)
Bálint Kenyeres ... Péter atya
György Szép György Szép ... Újvári atya
Ernst Thomas Ernst Thomas ... Német orvos
Katalin Gombás Katalin Gombás ... Tolmács
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Storyline

A drug dealer spends his last day alive pedaling around Budapest visiting friends and clients.

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Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

Hungary

Language:

Hungarian | English | German

Release Date:

15 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Дилер See more »

Filming Locations:

Hungary See more »

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Budget:

HUF80,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

FilmTeam, Inforg Stúdió See more »
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Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

There is a scene in the director's cut where the Death tells a tale to the Dealer. See more »

Quotes

Fog: [while completely covered by the tooth costume he's wearing] Don't you recognize me?
Dealer: No.
Fog: And yet we were classmates.
Dealer: Oh well.
Fog: Got a light? Thanks.
Dealer: You're welcome. I didn't recognize you.
Fog: No problem.
Dealer: You're changed a little.
Fog: Well, we haven't met in a fucking long time.
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Alternate Versions

Although the film premiered at the Hungarian Film Festival at the length of 160 minutes, the version that eventually ended in cinemas months later was reduced to 130 minutes, omitting and shortening several scenes (most notably missing the first shot). See more »

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References A Bus Came... (2003) See more »

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Boring and political
10 December 2005 | by psiloidusSee all my reviews

You might like Fliegauf's "Dealer" maybe if you haven't seen his earlier films. They are all clones, of which "Dealer" is at least the 4th of a kind, the others being "Is there life before death?", "Talking Heads" and "Rengeteg". His films use the same schema: extremely long close-ups of monologues. You can call this a "personal style", but it is also a trade-off for creativity and experimenting.

The reason why "Dealer" has been so successful in Hungary and elsewhere is probably because the issue of drugs is overpoliticised and it has been de facto taboo. In the last decade or so there have been very few Hungarian films on this topic, all of them were depicting drugs (undifferentiatedly) as the ultimate evil. "Dealer" certainly has a different approach, because it makes you mostly laugh at, and/or - to a lesser extent - feel sorry for drug users, whereas the other movies were intended mostly to make you hate drugs (and/or - to a lesser extent - also feel sorry for drug users). So this movie suits for both pro-drug and anti-drug people, because of not making any clear statements about the issue. It is yet to be seen whether Fliegauf or any other Hungarian director could make an intelligent and socially significant impact on the issue of drugs in Hungary.


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