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The details of a young girl's brutal murder are told through manipulated chronology and fragmented storylines.

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Attila Janisch
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tibor Gáspár Tibor Gáspár
Borbála Derzsi Borbála Derzsi
Sándor Czeczô Sándor Czeczô
Dénes Ujlaky Dénes Ujlaky ... (as Dénes Ujlaki)
Kati Lázár Kati Lázár
Mari Nagy Mari Nagy
Márta Szabó Márta Szabó
Anett Forgács Anett Forgács
József Szarvas József Szarvas
János Derzsi
Éva Almássy Albert Éva Almássy Albert ... (as Almásy Albert Éva)
András Fekete András Fekete
Lajos Kovács Lajos Kovács
Sándor ifj. Kõmíves Sándor ifj. Kõmíves
Iván Dengyel Iván Dengyel
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Storyline

Somewhere, in a sparsely populated region, a girl is brutally murdered. The inhabitants are watching with suspicion each other and every stranger who comes here. They drive out anybody who strays even slightly from their unwritten rules. One such person is a 15-year-old girl, who seems to be hated by everyone in this place. Everyone has the idea that they will rid themselves of her, regardless of the cost. Written by Official source

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

Hungary

Language:

Hungarian

Release Date:

16 February 2004 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

A doua zi See more »

Filming Locations:

Hungary

Company Credits

Production Co:

Eurofilm Stúdió See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Films that should be seen by the outside world but won't be
20 April 2014 | by CamooSee all my reviews

I saw this film years ago and it really stuck with me. Long, brooding shots, cinematography that evokes Tarkovsky, deserted landscapes and intense characterization. So many films from this part of the world that have never been seen by most people - it brings to mind another Hungarian film 'Time Stands Still', a masterpiece which remains in obscurity today. Masnap I somehow acquired on a busted old VHS tape, and have watched the film repeatedly in that format. It has proved difficult to acquire a better copy.

I've seen two of Attila Janisch's films, and found they both contained a strong, clear vision and a haunting tone. I hope to see more.


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