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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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Drama

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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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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 »

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Close to Suez
Composed by Ingo Frenzel
Arrangement and Recording by Ingo Frenzel
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As much as I hate criticizing alternative movies...
24 April 2010 | by pulp_postSee all my reviews

... I think that Delta is a very bad movie, in the sense that the plot is not not developed enough as carry the film and the acting is extremely poorly directed and conducted.

Paradoxically though, it has some of the most amazing photography and camera work that I've ever seen, so in a way it sadly becomes the purest example of what is the typical alternative European movie these days (with some exceptions, of course!): beautiful, but bad. So bad that it seems like some sort of sketch making a parody of European movies, so bad that it makes it even funny.

The main actor spends all the time looking down, probably trying to give the impression of living in some deep state of introspection. The girl gets raped every time she goes out. The nicest character is a small turtle playing the role of itself. They fortunately hardly speak. End of.

Delta wants to sound like some deep work of art, but it is just artificial and extremely pretentious in the end of the day. Horrible movie, wonderful painting.


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