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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 »
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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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Storyline

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

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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

Hungary's Official Submission to the Best Foreign Language Film Category of the 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008). See more »

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Referenced in Los Cinéfilos: Realmente amor (2013) See more »

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Sick, gruesome and deviant. I love it.
4 April 2007 | by LazySodSee all my reviews

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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