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


György Pálfi


Lajos Parti Nagy (short stories) (as Parti Nagy Lajos), György Pálfi | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Csaba Czene ... Morosgoványi Vendel
Gergely Trócsányi ... Balatony Kálmán (as Trócsányi Gergõ)
Marc Bischoff ... Balatony Lajoska
Gina Moreno Gina Moreno ... Ferike
István Gyuricza István Gyuricza ... Hadnagy
Piroska Molnár ... Hadnagyné (as Molnár Piroska)
Gábor Máté ... Öreg Balatony Kálmán (as Máté Gábor)
Géza D. Hegedüs Géza D. Hegedüs ... Dr. Regõczy Andor (as Hegedüs D. Géza)
Zoltán Koppány Zoltán Koppány ... Miszlényi Béla (as Koppány Zoltán)
Erwin Leder ... Krisztián
Adél Stanczel Adél Stanczel ... Aczél Gizi
Éva Kuli Éva Kuli ... Leóna (as Kuli Éva)
Lajos Parti Nagy Lajos Parti Nagy ... Dédnagypapa (as Parti Nagy Lajos)
Attila Lõrinczy Attila Lõrinczy ... Pap (as Lõrinczy Attila)
Mihály Pálfi Mihály Pálfi ... Baba (as Mihály Pálfi)


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Comedy | Drama | Horror


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Did You Know?


Director György Pálfi won $10,000 at the 2004 Sundance/NHK Filmmakers Award while Taxidermia (2006) was in pre-production. The other two projects that won in 2004: House of Sand (2005) and Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005). See more »


Kicsi Kálmán: Finished!
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Featured in Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012) See more »

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three generations of fairly twisted fellows
11 September 2006 | by cinemartSee all my reviews

Beginning in World War II-era Hungary, two soldiers stay at a remote country home. The sexually frustrated soldier Vendel (Csaba Czene) concerns himself with myriad masturbation techniques while watching his commanding officer's wife and daughters. The product of his frequent seed spillage, Kálmán (Gergo Trócsányi), grows to comfort his country as a champion eater. While the International Olympic Committee refuses to recognize his sport, Kalman remains stolid and captures the heart of Gizella (Adél Stanczel), a fellow female champion. Their heir, Lajos (Marc Bischoff), has not inherited an ounce of his parents' impressive girth. This sickly lad lives a life of quiet desperation as a taxidermist. A disappointment to his corpulent father, Lajos finds a few lucky solutions to solve his problems.

Following these three generations of fairly twisted fellows, TAXIDERMIA is light on plot but heavy on visuals. Visceral often to the point of being gross, few bodily fluids and orifices go unseen in Palfi's sophomore feature effort. Recommended.

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Release Date:

23 August 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Taxidermia See more »

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Hungary See more »


Box Office


HUF500,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,472, 16 August 2009

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