In a Budapest ghetto, Richie, a young gypsy in love with Julia, daughter of the local Hungarian pimp, wants to put an end to the old family feuds. But there's only one way to do it: money. ...
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In a Budapest ghetto, Richie, a young gypsy in love with Julia, daughter of the local Hungarian pimp, wants to put an end to the old family feuds. But there's only one way to do it: money. For that, Richie goes back in time to eradicate mammoths and turn them into oil he'll be able to sell later.Written by
Won the best animated feature award at KROK festival in Ukraine. See more »
At the end of the movie, a tram is heading forth on the left one of a pair of tracks. Hungary has a "keep to right" policy on traffic - even in the case of trams. See more »
George W. Bush:
Even in the midst of deceiving others, our agents themselves became the victims of deception.
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The authors say thank you to G. Bush and Osama bin Laden See more »
who doesn't love a good Hungarian animated musical comedy?
this one took me by total surprise! i'll be damned if i can recount (or follow) the plot, but i know that it involves oil, rival gangsters, public surveillance, time travel, terrorism, rebel teenagers, possibly evil horses, and an area in Budapest known as "the district." sharply written and wittily drawn, it also features cameos by a host of international luminaries, from Osama bin Laden to the pope -- George W. too! (spouting lines like: "Our agents were mislead while they were busy misleading.")
decidedly un-PC and deliberately "primitive" (particularly in its animation style, recalling everything from The Adventures of Prince Achmed to South Park), this will easily appeal to gamers, hip-hoppers, and fans of Adult Swim, but should also be given a chance by any other regular film-goer/lover.
watching this, i was reminded of something Ralph Bakshi said: "The art of cartooning is vulgarity. The only reason for cartooning to exist is to be on the edge. If you only take apart what they allow you to take apart, you're Disney. Cartooning is a low-class, for-the-public art, just like graffiti art and rap music. Vulgar but believable, that's the line I kept walking."
my guess is, Bakshi would be plenty impressed by The District.
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