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Delta (2008)

A man comes home to meet his mother and sister after many years away. He finds his mother living with a new boyfriend, and his sister to be grown-up. He begins to settle down in this new ... See full summary »

Director:

Kornél Mundruczó

Writers:

Yvette Biro (screenplay) (as Bíró Yvette), Kornél Mundruczó (screenplay)
7 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Félix Lajkó Félix Lajkó ... Mihail / Brother
Orsolya Tóth ... Fauna / Sister (as Tóth Orsi)
Lili Monori ... Anya / Mother
Sándor Gáspár Sándor Gáspár ... Anya férje / Mother's husband-Fauna's stepfather
Gábor Fábián Gábor Fábián ... Uncle
Tamás Polgár Tamás Polgár ... Village boy
János Zancea János Zancea
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A man comes home to meet his mother and sister after many years away. He finds his mother living with a new boyfriend, and his sister to be grown-up. He begins to settle down in this new place by building a new home for himself on the delta. But when his sister moves in with him and the two begin a romance, there are tragic consequences.

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Drama

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Trivia

After shooting the first half of the movie, the second half of filming was planned to start November 2006. After the sudden death of lead actor Lajos Bertók in July, the fate of the production was in jeopardy for months. Filming restarted in 2007 with Félix Lajkó taking the lead role. See more »

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On The Way
Composed by Florian Fricke
Performed by Popol Vuh
Licensed by Edition Popol Vuh
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Painfully bitter
22 June 2009 | by LazySodSee all my reviews

The scene consists of the wetlands around a large river. The people are a family and a number of people from the small village they live in. Life is on a pretty much normal path until one of the family members, a man in his thirties, returns after a period of being away. He wants to live in a cabin he wants to build himself, right in the middle of the wetlands. All starts off well. He's getting the materials he needs for the building, the provisions he needs for living. Then he gets company - his sister joins him in the building of the cabin. And as time passes by and the cabin starts to take shape, things start to turn a bit ugly - the two of them cross a border that brother and sister should not cross.

And there is the tale of the film. How does one deal with a taboo like this? Brother and sister as a pair. Can one accept it? Or is it something that should not be tolerated, no matter the costs of breaking them up? This film, worked out very soberly (which is an absolute plus), shows how people respond to something like this happening and draws a very fine line between trying to grow sympathy for the brother and sister - and a cooler distance towards the people of the town. The ending is easy to predict - it is inevitable given the situation. It's a bitter pill though. And so we have it: a harsh message packed in the most sober wrapping.

8 out of 10 pained relatives


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Country:

Hungary | Germany

Language:

Hungarian

Release Date:

12 March 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Danube Delta, Romania See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,180
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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