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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.

Director:

György Pálfi

Writers:

Lajos Parti Nagy (short stories) (as Parti Nagy Lajos), György Pálfi | 1 more credit »
9 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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)
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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.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Horror

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Country:

Hungary | Austria | France

Language:

Hungarian | English | Russian

Release Date:

23 August 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Taksidermija See more »

Filming Locations:

Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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Astonishingly original
18 April 2008 | by ellkewSee all my reviews

I thought this was a true original and it made me break out in a sweat at certain points. Not many films have a physical effect on their audience.

There were some astonishing moments and scene transitions that were literally breathtaking. I didn't believe the director had put certain things in to solely shock as some people have suggested. The film looks very lush in style and there were some stunning compositions. My favourite story was the final one with the sickly grandson of the original character. I am trying to source 'Hukkle' now as I want to see more by this director. I have not seen anything this interesting for some time. This film lingers in my mind.


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