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Taxidermia (2006)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Horror | 23 August 2006 (France)
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Three generations of men, including a pervert that constantly seeks for new kinds of satisfaction, an obese speed eater and a passionate embalmer.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Morosgoványi Vendel
... Balatony Kálmán (as Trócsányi Gergõ)
... Balatony Lajoska
Gina Moreno ... Ferike
István Gyuricza ... Hadnagy
... Hadnagyné (as Molnár Piroska)
... Öreg Balatony Kálmán (as Máté Gábor)
Géza D. Hegedüs ... Dr. Regõczy Andor (as Hegedüs D. Géza)
Zoltán Koppány ... Miszlényi Béla (as Koppány Zoltán)
... Krisztián
Adél Stanczel ... Aczél Gizi (as Stanczel Adél)
Éva Kuli ... Leóna (as Kuli Éva)
Lajos Parti Nagy ... Dédnagypapa (as Parti Nagy Lajos)
Attila Lõrinczy ... Pap (as Lõrinczy Attila)
Mihály Pálfi ... Baba (as Mihály Pálfi)
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Three generations of men, including a pervert that constantly seeks for new kinds of satisfaction, an obese speed eater and a passionate embalmer.

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Three stories. Three generations. Three men. One bizarre and shocking universe.

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Comedy | Drama | Horror

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HUF 500,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$342, 11 September 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,205, 8 November 2009
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Hungary's Official Submission to the Best Foreign Language Film Category of the 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008). See more »

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Sick, gruesome and deviant. I love it.

A soldier with a rich sexual fantasy and lots of time on his hands (or better said, with his hands). An obese man competing in eating contests. A taxidermist. What do they have in common? Well.. Quite simply put.. Part of their genes. They are, respectively, the grandfather, the father and the son. Welcome to Taxidermia, perversity grand central.

The film plays out in three parts. Starting with the soldier, followed by the obese man, followed by the taxidermist. At the end of each part the connection to the next is worked out, and it all makes sense, in a twisted way.Each of the parts is a barrel of laughs, dark and grim in its own. Often disgusting and revolting but most of the time just hilariously cynical.

Effects used are mediocre at best but that doesn't harm the film too much - it is mostly the comedy value that is to be appreciated. Way of filming is off the beaten track, but not so far that it becomes disturbing or genuinely brilliant.

Sick, gruesome and deviant. I love it.

9 out of 10 kilograms of lard eaten


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