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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)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Félix Lajkó Félix Lajkó ... Mihail
Orsolya Tóth ... Fauna (as Tóth Orsi)
Lili Monori Lili Monori ... Anya
Sándor Gáspár Sándor Gáspár ... Anya szeretõje
Gábor Fábián Gábor Fábián
Tamás Polgár Tamás Polgár
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. Written by Filmy

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Country:

Hungary | Germany

Language:

Hungarian

Release Date:

12 March 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sto delta See more »

Filming Locations:

Danube Delta, Romania See more »

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Budget:

€1,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During the first half of production (before the death of lead actor Lajos Bertók), Mari Kiss played his mother. After his role was recast, the director chose another actress, Lili Monori to play the role of the mother. See more »

Soundtracks

On The Way
Composed by Florian Fricke
Performed by Popol Vuh
Licensed by Edition Popol Vuh
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Hungarian Deliverence
11 January 2009 | by johno-21See all my reviews

I recently saw this at the 2009 Palm Springs International Film Festival. Mihail (Felix Lajko) has saved his money in the city to return to the village where his mother (Lili Monori) lives with her boyfriend (Sandor Gaspar) and his half sister Fauna (Orsolya Toth). Mihail sets out to build a house on the river delta on land his father owned. Fauna helps Mihail with the construction and lives in a hut with him while the construction his under way. The villagers consider Mihail an outsider and are opposed to the idea of a half brother and sister living alone together. Writer/director Kornel Mandruczo in a script co-written by Yvette Biro offers this rural tale of a developing incestuous relationship in a film beautifully shot by cinematographer Matyas Erdely and superbly edited by David Jancso. The film looks so good that every scene is a virtual painting but the storyline is a little weak with underdeveloped characters, weak dialog and a plodding pace. This perhaps may have worked better as a 20 minute short film but stretched out into a feature with little background on the characters and village life weakens it. I would give this a 6.5 out of 10.


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